Royal Ascot Recap Videos – Commonwealth Cup
Excitement then controversy engulfed the Class 1 six-furlong turf race for three-year-olds. This race is a part of the six-day-long Royal Ascot series of races. The thrilling contest finishing in a photo finish between two of the top three favorites Dragon Symbol and Campanelle. Watch Royal Ascot recap videos here.
The pair finished well in front of Measure of Magic, who struggled to keep up the pace on a slow grass surface. He ended up five lengths behind the two top finishers.
After an initial review, the race winner was Dragon Symbol. However, it was later reversed when a stewards inquiry determined that he had interfered with Campanelle enough to affect the race result and was demoted to a second-place finish. For the win, the Wesley Ward trained colt earned £198,485 pounds after going off at 5/1 odds.
Dragon Symbol earned £75,250 for the runner up finish and had odds of 4/1 at post time. The pre race favorite at odds of 9/4 was Suesa, who could finish no better than eighth place, well off the pace.
The Coronation Stakes was run at a distance of a mile for three year old fillies. Alcohol Free, one of the top three of the 11 entries at 11/2, was able to take early control and maintain her lead down the stretch to win by a length and a half over 14/1 underdog Snow Lantern, who was able to pick up the runner up finish by a neck over 9/2 Mother Earth.
Slight 4/1 favorite Pretty Gorgeous faded to fifth place after contending but then ran out of steam down the stretch. Alcohol Free earned a healthy £242,080 with the victory. It is important to mention that he paid £5.85 at the betting window. Also, the top Royal Ascot jockey Oisin Murphy rode the horse, one of five wins he had on the week.
Runner up Snow Lantern was able to pick up £91,778 for the solid run while third place Mother Earth’s effort was worth £45,931. The favorite’s share of the generous purse was £11,482.
Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Jockey Ryan Moore directed Dream of Dreams into the lead with 110 yards left and held on for the victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, a six furlong Class 1 race for horses four years old and up.
The seven year old winner went off as the 3/1 favorite over a crowded field of 12 and outdistanced 7/1 runner up and fellow seven year old Glen Shiel by a length.
Art Power finished in third place, another three quarters of a length behind and the same distance ahead of Happy Power, who came in fourth.
Dream of Dreams won £396,970 for the win and paid £2.90 while Glen Shiel collected £150,500 for second place, Art Power earned £75,320 for the show position. Happy Power was able to pick up a nice payday of £37,520 for finishing in the fourth position.
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