SPRINTERS, as a group, are often not as consistent as horses in other divisions, which can lead to some odd results, and if anyone managed to predict the outcome of the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot on Tuesday then they deserved the £1767.90 exacta.

Goldream, who was rated 95 this time last summer, showed improved form first time out this year when taking the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, but was then unplaced behind Pearl Secret in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock.