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Why Without Parole is the real deal

Frankie Dettori and John Gosden at the 2008 Breeders' Cup
Royal Ascot is underway with day one being all about Frankie and Gosden. Many punters were getting involved with offers such as from The big result for the team was the stunning victory of Without Parole in the St James's Palace Stakes. He entered the contest with a tall reputation having been unbeaten in his three starts to date and also having not started at odds of bigger than 4/6. His previous victory had been a workman like victory in the Heron Stakes at Sandown. The listed contest was run on unsuitably soft ground but the horse showed his class and won convincingly in the end. However it was not one that stamped future Group 1 winner.

Following this listed result Without Parole was made the general 6/1 favourite for the Ascot contest. With the ground perfect for the horse he was strongly bet on the day and was sent off at odds of 9/4. The son of the mighty Frankel did not disappoint as he followed in his sire's footsteps in winning the big Group 1 at the Royal meeting. In the end the horse won by a small margin similar to that of Frankel but he certainly still has a long way to go if he is to emulate the legend.

There is no doubt now that he is the top miler of his generation and with just four lifetime starts he still is likely to have a lot of improvement in him as he amazingly only made his race course appearance back in December. The owners of the horse, John and Tanya Gunther, had travelled over to watch the horse firstly at Sandown and now Ascot. They are certainly rising names of the sport having been the breeders of the now

Justify winning the Belmont Stakes
Triple Crown winner Justify. Both incredible achievements and ones they could not have been more proud of. They said that Without Parole's victory meant more to them as they have grown up always wanting a Royal Ascot runner and to win was fantastic.

Justify's win means the horse is now valued at over $75 million, which will be bittersweet for them as they had sold the horse for a figure way below this. Justify did become the 13th horse to pass the incredible challenge of the Triple Crown and cement his legacy joining the likes of the same trainer's American Pharoah who had done the same just three years previous. This was also even more impressive as he became just the second horse, joining Seattle Slew, to complete the Triple Crown remaining unbeaten. The future is very bright for both horses and it is a time of celebration for the owners following both horses success at the top of the sport.

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