A memorable Royal Ascot came to an end with a thrilling day five of racing action. Here’s everything you need to know about the final day of one of racing’s biggest weeks.
2.30 - Chesham Stakes
Debutant Holloway Boy stunned the assembled masses with a win from 40/1. The son of Ulysses started near the back of the pack, and for much of the race it actually looked like 80/1 pick Pearling Path might become the longest-priced Chesham Stakes winner in history.
Holloway Boy managed to reel in Pearling Path on the final furlong, giving jockey Danny Tudhope his fourth winner of the week. Speaking after the race, Tudhope said, “It is a bit of a surprise, to be honest. Holloway Boy is a fine, big specimen of a horse. Karl just said to go out there and enjoy it. I gave him a nice day out and a nice education.”
1. Holloway Boy 40/1
2. Pearling Path 80/1
3. Lakota Sioux 33/1
3.05 - Jersey Stakes
Noble Truth romped home to clinch the Jersey Stakes for trainer Charlie Appleby. Stablemate Creative Force won this race last year, and William Buick did brilliantly to hold off an inside threat from Samburu to clinch the victory.
The 4/1 favourite also held off Find and Dubai Poet to notch the victory. Jockey Buick said, “Noble Truth was much more professional, he has so much energy and he managed to channel it in the right direction. He has lots of speed and today I was able to ride him a little bit, whereas in the past I’ve been a passenger on him.”
1. Noble Truth 4/1
2. Find 40/1
3. Dubai Poet 20/1
3.40 - Hardwicke Stakes
Read our report on Broome's victory here.
4.20 - Platinum Jubilee Stakes
All eyes were on this race considering the much-missed presence of Her Majesty and the recent celebrations. Naval Crown had to fight off a spirited challenge from stablemate Creative Force to take the win. Charlie Appleby ended up with the one-two, with Wesley Ward’s Campanelle and Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Artorius sharing third.
James Doyle rode Naval Crown, and admitted he did not see the victory coming. "It was a lovely surprise. I would be lying if I said I expected him to win today,", the victor told ITV Racing.
1. Naval Crown 33/1
2. Creative Force 12/1
3. Campanelle 10/1
3. Artorius 17/2
5.00 - Wokingham Stakes
Rohaan became the first horse this century to win back-to-back Wokingham Stakes, and just the fifth horse to ever win two on the spin. David Evans’ four-year-old raced through a gap left by Popmaster to win from 18/1. Jumby and Mr Wagyu made up the remainder of the places.
Rohaan’s jockey, Ryan Moore, explained why Ascot is sacred ground for his horse. "He obviously really enjoys coming to Ascot. David has done a magnificent job with this horse. He tested him over the last few months but he's going well now. The track is important to him."
1. Rohaan 18/1
2. Popmaster 16/1
3. Jumby 12/1
4. Mr Wagyu 28/1
5.35 - Golden Gates Stakes
The penultimate race at Royal Ascot saw favourite Missed The Cut took home the Golden Gate Stakes. Trainer George Boughey clinched his second win of the week, after leading Inver Park to victory in the Buckingham Palace Stakes.
James McDonald rode the race winner, his third Royal Ascot victory. McDonald was victorious riding Nature Strip in the King’s Stand and Dark Shift in the Royal Hunt Cup.
1. Missed The Cut 5/2
2. Asgoodassobergets 40/1
3. Sun King 12/1
6.10 - Queen Alexandra Stakes
William Buick made it five victories from a personally-fulfilling Royal Ascot, riding Stratum. The race was also a milestone for the horse, who made it back-to-back victories in the Queen Alexandra Stakes.
Trainer Willie Mullins made it four wins from the last eleven Queen Alexandra Stakes races, with the Royal Ascot closer becoming something of a signature run for the 65-year-old. Reshoun and Catching The Wind made up the rest of the leading pack in a thrilling end to proceedings.
1. Stratum 10/1
2. Reshoun 20/1
3. Calling The Wind 13/2
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