Royal Ascot 2019: Day Two Review
14:30 – Raffle Prize 18/1
15:05 – Dashing Willoughby 6/1
15:40 – Crystal Ocean 3/1
16:20 – Move Swiftly 9/1
17:00 – Afaak 20/1
17:35 – Southern Hills 7/1
We began the second day of Royal Ascot yesterday, again it didn’t disappoint. The weather wasn’t on everybody’s side but that doesn’t stop the horse racing and celebrations down at Ascot.
Frankie Dettori was off to a good start on the second day of Royal Ascot winning the Queen Mary Stakes, riding Raffle Prize. Dettori not being a big fan of the wet weather didn’t seem to be bothered by this after taking the win. The race saw Kimari lead until the final furlongs when Raffle Prize paced to the finishing post. An overall good performance from Kimari who had only had one previous entry before coming to Ascot.
It all came down to the last few strides as Dashing Willoughby, Barbados and Nayef Road race it out to be the first over the finishing line in the Queen Vase race yesterday afternoon. Dashing Willoughby was the first to hit the finishing line with Barbados coming in second place and Nayef Road in third. A very tight finish from the three horses, but a great finish for jockey Oisin Murphy who had a fantastic start to his come back after missing Salisbury earlier this month.
And Frankie Dettori strikes again for a second time as he takes first place with Crystal Ocean in the Prince Of Walesʼs Stakes, leaving behind Magical just a few strides from the finishing post. Dettori will be back for the Gold Cup at Ladies Day riding Stradivarius. Can the horse win the anticipated Gold Cup for a second time.
Daniel Tudhope leads Move Swiftly into first place in the fillies group 2 race. He now becomes one of the leading jockeys at Royal Ascot in the short two day period with 3 wins, also helping trainer William Haggas achieve a third win at Royal Ascot. Move Swiftly took first place over Rawdaa who was ridden by third place leading jockey Frankie Dettori, who definitely don’t believe third time lucky as he was defeated for his third win of the day.
A photo finish needed for the Royal Hunt Cup as Afaak takes the win after 260 days off, coming back with a massive win. Clon Coulis finishing second place but favourite New Graduate was nowhere to be seen near the finish, leaving Dettori with 2 wins at Ascot on the second day of Royal Ascot.
Show Me Show Me wanted it’s time to shine in the last race at Ascot yesterday after breaking out of the stalls to run the track solo. The lively filly became inpatient while waiting for the other horses to get into their stalls but later was withdrawn from the race. Southern Hills took the win home for jockey Ryan Moore after beating Platinum Star to the finishing post, giving Moore his third win at Ascot this week equalising with Danny Tudhope for the leading jockey.
Ladies Day commences today and we are looking forward to seeing some of the great races Royal Ascot has to offer, and of course not forgetting the great outfits. For more updates on Royal Ascot head over to our Twitter @EventmastersUK.