Harry Angel runs back into winning form at York and prepares for Royal Ascot

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Harry Angel brushed aside one quirk on his record at York on Wednesday when he made a winning start to a new season for the first time in his career. He will now address another anomaly when he lines up for next month’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Royal meeting at Ascot – the track where he has suffered all four of his defeats.

“People say he hasn’t won at Ascot but I think that’s just a fluke really,” Clive Cox, Harry Angel’s trainer, said after watching the four-year-old give 5lb and a two-length beating to the useful Brando. “I don’t think there’s anything to read into it too much.”

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