Queen Mary Stakes Recap & More Royal Ascot Graded Recaps

Crimson Advocate takes the step up the class ladder to gain a first career graded stakes victory and a first winner from the team across the pond by putting in a gutsy gate-to-wire performance. Here the Queen Mary Stakes Recap at Royal Ascot

Breeders Cup Odds

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $296,000 – 1 mile – Turf – 4-Year-Old and Up – Fillies & Mares

Rogue Millenium swoops late and over the top to register a well-deserved graded stakes victory after three near misses earlier in the season.

A very high-class Grade 2 and it was Jumbly from the Joseph O’Brien barn who was the chalk after a solid reappearance at The Curragh when second in the Grade 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes.

As the gates opened, as expected it was Prosperous Voyage who wanted to be on the speed but she was soon joined by Random Harvest and the mare led them down the straight mile in fighter formation.

The pace was steadt and at the back of the field, the closer and eventual winner ROGUE MILLENIUM was two from the back and covered up by jockey Danny Tudhope.

Duke of Cambridge Stakes Race Video


Rogue Millenium wins the 2023 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes #Horseracing #Horse #Horseracingtips #horsetiktok #Sports #FYP

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The order changed little over the first half a mile and as they approached the quarter pole it was still Random Harvest and Prosperous Voyage on the speed but it was here that Jumbly appeared in hand on the far side and she looked like she would play a big part.

At the three-furlong pole, Random Harvest widened from the front but the move was covered first by Prosperous Voyage, then Jumbly, and finally Rogue Millenium who was traveling strongly under Tudhope.

There were four in line at the furlong pole but Rogue Millennium finished best to win by a cozy half a length with Random Harvest a fine second, Prosperous Voyage third, and Jumbly who weakened in the final 50 yards finishing fourth.

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Payouts

1. Rogue Millenium$11.00$3.00
2. Random Harvest $5.40
3. Prosperous Voyage $1.50

WINNING TIME: 1 mins 41.33 secs

Queen Mary Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $145,000 – 5 furlongs – Turf – 2-Year-Old Fillies

Twenty- six runners lined up for this and we had drama right at the start as the American raider Bundchen bobbled and fly-jumped the stalls and that was her race done.

It was left to another American raider to set the speed and eventual winner CRIMSON ADVOCATE jumped smartly and bagged the stand side rail. Meanwhile, the chalk Beautiful Diamond was also smart from the gates and stalked the pace in the fifth spot.

As they headed towards the quarter pole John Velazquez asked his mount for more and she widened by two lengths with the two fancied runners Beautiful Diamond and Got To Love A Grey coming with their efforts, while on the far side of the track Flower Of Bermuda was clear of that group.

Queen Mary Stakes Race Video


Crimson Advocate jumped smartly and takes the 2023 Queen Mary Stakes #Horseracing #Horse #Horseracingtips #horsetiktok #Sports #FYP

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However, there was one more challenger to emerge from the pack and that was Relief Rally under Tom Marquand. She had found her stride after meeting some traffic problems and was closing strongly. She had a length to find at the sixteenth pole and closed strongly to the wire and looked as if she had pipped Crimson Advocate on the line but the cameraman was called and the American filly held on by a nose.

It was a gutsy performance by the winner, and the second has to go down as very unlucky.

Beautiful Diamond held well for the third spot with Juniper Berries coming from far back to claim fourth with a strong closing rally.

Queen Mary Stakes Payouts

1. Crimson Advocate$10.00$3.00
2. Relief Rally $2.00
3. Beautiful Diamond $1.55

WINNING TIME: 59.96 secs

Queens Vase

Grade 2 – Purse $333,000 – 1 mile 6 furlongs 34 yards – Turf – 3-Year-Olds Only

Gregory makes it three from three to grab his first graded stakes success and in the process giving Frankie Dettori a winner at his beloved Royal Ascot before he retires at the end of this season.

Straight from the gates opening, it was clear the Dettori wanted to bag the main spot on the speed, and he crossed from his middle draw to go to the front as they went into the clubhouse turn, with Hadrianus on his outside and Etna Rosso and Chesspiece stalking the front two.

The pace was slow and the leader had them stacked up behind with just eight lengths covering the field.

Queens Vase Stakes Race Video


Gregory makes it three from three to grab his first graded stakes win the 2023 Queens Vase #Horseracing #Horseracingtips #Horse #Horsetiktok #Sports #FYP

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Dettori was setting even fractions with six furlongs to go and the race had yet to develop but as they hit the top of the stretch, Dettori asked his mount to widen and he took three lengths out of the field.

In behind it was St George who emerged on the scene and he got within half a length of the winner but Dettori would not be denied and Gregory ran gamely to the wire to win by a length and a half.

Chesspiece rallied for third spot and the King’s Circle Of Fire came from a fair way back in the stretch to take the fourth spot.

Queens Vase Payouts

1. Gregory$2.00$1.20
2. St George $3.00
3. Chesspiece $2.10

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