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COUNTDOWN TO ROYAL ASCOT: promising 2yos likely to make an impact

It's all smiles from this resident of Mark Johnston's yard in Middleham, Yorkshire at an open day there earlier this year. Could Johnston himself be full of joy after one of his crack 2yos wins at Royal Ascot? (PHOTO BY: James Hardisty, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)
It's all smiles from this resident of Mark Johnston's yard in Middleham, Yorkshire at an open day there earlier this year. Could Johnston himself be full of joy after one of his crack 2yos wins at Royal Ascot? (PHOTO BY: James Hardisty, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

We know all about the big names set to rock up at Royal Ascot next week. Horses such as Cracksman, Order Of St George, Battaash, Lady Aurelia, Rhododendron, Vazirabad and Harry Angel.

But what about the two-year-olds? Punters often find it difficult to get a handle on the early-season juvenile form, and yet six of the 30 races at the royal meeting are for youngsters, and they are key contests too. Here are a few juveniles that have caught the eye over the last few weeks and are likely to make an impact next week: