Westmeath's Murray Looking To Retain Norfolk Stakes

Rossa Ryan aboard Valiant Force after winning last year's Norfolk Stakes.

Adrian Murray's main opposition will come from Aidan O'Brien's yard.

Rathowen Trainer Adrian Murray will be aiming win back to back Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot today.

Murray's runner, Arizona Blaze is considered one of the favourites for the five furlong sprint after winning two of his three races this year.

The two year old colt has run best on good ground and should get his preferred conditions today at 2.40pm.

The Westmeath trainer claimed a remarkable first success at Royal Ascot last year when Valiant Force claimed the Norfolk at odds of 150-1.

David Egan is booked for the ride.

The pair's main opposition will likely come from the horse that inflicted that sole defeat this year, the Aidan O'Brien trained Whistlejacket.

The Gold Cup is the feature at Royal Ascot today. O'Brien's Kyprios - a past winner of the race - will go off favourite.

The race also includes Willie Mullins' former Cheltenham Festival winner 'Vauban'.

Post time for the Gold Cup is at 4.25.

The first of seven races is off at 2.30.

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