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Al Kazeem too strong for Camelot at Royal Ascot

June 19, 2013

ASCOT, England (AP) — Al Kazeem easily beat Camelot on Wednesday in the Prince of Wales’ Stakes, the feature race on day two of the Royal Ascot meeting, underlining the two-time classic winner’s decline.

Camelot won the 2,000 Guineas and the English Derby in 2012 but has faded since then, and only placed fourth here as 11-4 shot Al Kazeem chased down Mukhadram to edge to victory in a tight finish.

The Fugue was third as Camelot faded after a strong start in a race over one mile and two furlongs.

Al Kazeem, who only raced once in 2012 because of injury, also beat Camelot at the Curragh last month and could now contest the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France in October.

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