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Racing - batting away. He's back in the winner's enclosure
here in Royal Ascot. Flying home at the stands rail.
Lolly for Dolly, for Ireland, grabs our opening two races of the second
day of Royal Ascot. Welcome to our BBC Two coverage. We have more live
races for you and the final race, in which the Queen has a good
chance. Her Majesty the Queen is in the Royal Box, wearing pink and
white and has the perfect view across the course and will enjoy
these horses which will be taking to the fray over one mile and a
quarter in the Prince of Wales's stakes, headed by So You Think. We
will see him on the racecourse and hearing from Aidan O'Brien talking
about him as well. He is in the pre-parade ring. He is just an
enormous, heavy horse. A lot of people in Australia will be staying
up late to watch this race. And New Zealand. He ran in the Melbourne
Cup. Finished third in that. Stam ma not be a prb at all --
stamina will not be a problem at all.
Receiving the introduce fri from Michael Vaughen.
This is how she stretched away to the line, she did it impressively.
She does try hard, doesn't she? Look how low she's getting to the
ground. Poking her head out, saying, I can't go any faster Wayne W the
blinkers on she cannot see the rest of the field. She's had those
blinkers on for the last five races and won three of those, and been
second in the other two. I've got Ashes winning captain
Michael Vaughen beside me. How many times have you been here? Twice to
Ascot. I've been to the National on a couple of occasions. This is
special. I didn't realise how big it was. Thanks for the tips, by the
way. Thought we weren't going to mention that. You're a good cricket
tipster yourself. England about to start the test against vy lan
kafplt the first time at the Rose Bowl. What can we expect? I hope
the weather stays fair for a few days. Having Anderson in the team.
They will get that spark they missed at Lords.
Sri Lanka will be slightly worse off. You would think an English
victory this week. You never know. Sri Lanka have good batsmen. With
the rain around, probably a draw. Later on in this summer they take
on India. A lot of people saying that will be the series that
decides the best team in the world. Do you agree with that? England are
number three in the world at the minute. If they had beaten Sri
Lanka they would have gone to number two.
I think they have enough in their ranks to be able to beat India in
home conditions. If the ball swings, it should swing in these conditions.
India's batting is probably the best in the world. I think India
have problems with the ball now. I don't see them having too many
wicket-taking options. If you can get Broad and Tremlett
you will be chipping in with a view. Here a tip for you, So You Think,
you think might run a big race. it's coming from you, it has no
chance! He must know him very well. I am
glad you have joined us. We are making some of the girls Vivien
Westwood model. Can you talk us through these outfits. She has seen
a beautiful Vivien Westwood show. She is famous for iconic pieces.
She is one of the most innovative designers we have nowadays.
Obviously the idea is embracing being a woman. We have the corset,
so, yeah, the most amazing pieces for such a lovely day. Can you
breathe in that? I can. I know you have to go. Girls, run off to your
show. We can look at them now in action, with some of these fabulous
images. Talk us through this collection. This collection is from
our spring and summer, 2011. It is called Prince Charming and was
inspired by fairytales. You can see there is a big gym put of fairy
tails,. Iconic pieces. You know, it is obviously Vivien as we know her.
Great fun clothes, aren't they? It's always. It's absolutely
amazing. It is very challenging and inspiring working with her. As we
know Vivien she's one of the most iconic designers we have these days.
How long have you worked with her? Four years next month. What is she
like? We don't see her at Ascot very often? Well, everyone has an
image of Vivien. She is an amazing person to work with. Very inspiring,
very challenging. A very amazing designer. A very inspiration person
to have around. The million dollar question is, you are working such a
strong, iconic lady, who has made strong political statements. What
has been the most challenging moment working with her? Obviously
working in the press office is a very engaging environment. We are
so busy. So many things happening. We have collections, fashion shows,
collaborations, events, we participate. Vivien is known for
medium of her show to basically alert people about what is
happening out there these days. She's certainly one of my favourite
designers. Thank you. Also here in the crowd Catherine
Jenkins. She is saying hello to Willie. I am sure it is the
highlight of her day. She looks fantastic. She recently announced
her engagement to Gethin Jones. You will have seen her coach pop stars
and singing in the operatic style. I took my father of a concert of
her's for a treat last winter. He'll be very excited she is here.
She'll very shortly see this horse, So You Think, come into the parade
ring. He is by High Chapprell. He was down in New Zealand and covered
a mare called Triasic. That mating produced this enormous beast of a
horse. They adore him in New Zealand and in Australia, where he
has done most racing until he transferred to Ireland. The team
thought, he'll be one for us, a potential superstar stallion. Let's
find out more about him. THE COMMENTATOR: An amazing win.
Every true champion needs to conquer new frontiers. He is
perhaps the most modern day racehorse. There is huge confidence
behind him. His cruising, his stride and his capacity for work.
His natural ability is incredible. From day one he's been like a
sports character. He is the best horse I have riden. I have won
three races on him. They would say, you will be happy before you get on
him. I said I'll wipe my feet before I get on him. That's how you
feel when you see the horse. He has a real presence about him.
You feel he's special special. In Australian eyes a fenom mouse.
He is mentioned in the same breathe as other greats like Kingston Town,
if you stretch back you can go back to Farlap. So You Think, seen here
at the sales as a yearling cost a bargain �55,000. And is regardeds a
poster boy for the ki ki breeding industry. This fella has size,
power, quality strength, movement, temperament. He's a unique specimen.
The minute you see him, or anybody sees him they will see what we are
talking about. On the track, So You Think became a star, by winning
Australia's version of the Arc. THE COMMENTATOR: So You Think....
He won again last October, when taking part in three Group ones in
three days, winning twice and then finishing third in the marathon of
the Melbourne Cup. Most his wins were pretty easy. He pulls all the
way, never relaxed over two miles. It was like watching a runner who
was a 100 metre stripbter coming out and winning over 15 -- sprinter
coming out and winning over 1500 metres.
His former trainer lost the horse and described racing here as "not
being worth two bob." Bart is a legend. He is a man who's never,
ever short of a comment, a equip or a quote. It is understandable his
huge disappointment, they will not see him in Australia. You balance
that up with the fact this horse has been given his opportunity to
come and prove himself on the world stage. You know, he has pretty much
done everything in Australia. It will be great to see him and how he
measured up in Europe. This horse is set to take on the world. To get
up every morning and watch this fella do his cantering and racing,
it's incredible. He's always in slow motion. Our other horses will
be in top speed and he looks like he's in second gear. He is unique.
Like something we've never seen before. Anything is posswbl this
horse. It is himself that make -- possible with this horse. It is
himself that makes it possible really. There he is - a glimpse of
him. He was bred by Mike Maranag and Piper Farm Limited in Australia.
He raced in Australia. Everyone claims him as their own. Now the
Irish of course are claiming him as well. He's 5-2 on.
And the man who'll be aboard, the man with the responsibility is Ryan
Moore. So the runners and riders Wales's Stakes.
The Prince of Wales's stakes is a feature on the Wednesday at Royal
Ascot. It is run over a mile and a quarter. At the start it is very
tricky, address the bend comes very quickly. Being drawn on the outside
of the field is a great disadvantage. Coming towards the
bend usually everybody jockeys for position, and being one off the
rail is the best position. There's a lovely straight, three furlongs
to the end. It gives everybody plenty of time to get themselves
into a challenging position to win it is now 2-5. It is now 4-11 in
places. That punter who had the �90,000, he's sitting pretty at the
moment. A busy paddock. Everyone
anticipating the appearance of So You Think in action in this country.
Let's pick out a few horses. Twice Over, Henry ses sils. He looks well
-- C -- Cecil. Henry Cecil horses are in good form.
He had the second in that race. Over here we have the Planteur team.
Soumillon chatting away there. Henry Cecil and Tom Queally. He's a
mile and a quarter specialist. Now the Godolphin team, Sheik Mohammed
is here every day. They have Debussy and Rewilding. Don't ignore
Rewilding. He has a good form in a group one in dub bay. Frankie
Dettori has gone over to get a leg up. The Colemore team are over here.
Ryan Moore is over here. He's on board the big hot-shot, So You
Think. We will find out today whether he is as good as they all
think. They are not often wrong. This horse, Aidan O'Brien, here in
his dark glasses, just thinks he is special. He talks about him as if
he has landed from another planet. They look relaxed, very happy. So
You Think is just coming through. Seven runners in this race. It is
group one. It's top class. Interestingly just chatting to a
man who has seen a lot of horses around the world. Your first
impression of So You Think is? a nice big horse. I expebgtded --
expected a monster. He's a good, strong type of horse. He's not
small. When he races he appears bigger than in the flesh. Can you
expect that. A lot of people say a horse rides bigger than he actually
is? Because everything is in slow motion, his action is very much in
slow motion when he's galloping. Everything to him will be easy,
with that easy flowing action. number of jockeys in the weighing
room came out to get a glimpse. They wanted to a glimpse of this
horse. His reputation is he a is superstar. He has proven himself in
Australia, New Zealand-bred. He has to prove himself in this part of
the world. What we are expecting today is this horse, what for him
to do is a penalty kick. Let's talk about number three here, Planteur.
Lovely horse. Look at that! A beautiful horse, beautiful! He'll
make So You Think work very hard. He is a bit more racy looking and
lighter. He is the horse. Look at him. He's a marvellous-looking
individual. Everybody in racing is excited about this horse.
Among those taking a very, very close look is her Princess Royal.
Right behind So You Think, getting on his toes is the lovely looking
Sri Putra. Roger's first season having taken over from Michael
Jarvis. How wonderful would it be to have a Royal Ascot winner here?
A dream come through. It is nice to be here with a horse in the Prince
over Wales. He's been a consistent horse for you. A superstar? He has
solid form. We're under no illusions. He has to improve on the
form book. He's put up his best performances in the championship
races. Last year was arguably his best bit of form. For nothing else,
the track, it ought to suit him. I hope he'll run well. How is Michael
at the moment? I know he has undergone intensive treatment. He
has been down and a lot of people sending him best wishes? He would
like to be better than he is. He's in pretty good form. He's in great
form. I spend a bit of time with him every day. He's well on top of
what's going on. I now they are very supportive of you and they
will wish you well and hope the flag keeps flying. We are very
fortunate to have him in the camp. Good luck later on. That is the
trainer of Sri Putra. There will be a parade in front of the Grandstand.
Let's hand back before that parade starts.
We echo the sentiments of good wishes to Michael Jarvis. Rewilding
was lighter than he is at the moment last season. He's a bit
wirey. He, the mare, Dehara is a great mare. She was barned for four
years before this guy came along. What do you call them? The stud.
They kept at it. You know, she was 19, I think, when she had this guy.
It's fantastic to get a horse of that quality so late. The pick of
the paddock for you. I know you like Twice Over. I like Twice Over,
I like Sri Putra. That was a nice looking, very strong horse. He's a
nice type. But of course So You Think, you know, he looked very
cool, very relaxed. Good looking horse. Which one would I put my
pound on? So You Think. �1 to win street as well.
Willie might be able to afford to put his house on, he has more than
one house, but for the rest of us, I think we would be more
conservative. Seven runners for the Prince of Wales's Stakes. The
parade is less by Debussy, who won an Arlington million Last year. He
is followed by the gorgeous Jan Vermeer. A 40-1 shot here. They
thought a lot of this horse last year. He finished fourth in the
Derby and has won a Group One in France. Then we have French horse
Planteur. The French have a very good record in this race. Rewilding
next. Bred by WaterShip Down Stable. Andrew Lloyd Webber's wife bred
this horse. Here we have So You Think. He is
the 11-4 on favourite. Aidan O'Brien describing him as "a
different creature." He looks very relaxed. He has seen big crowds
like this before, at the spring carnival in Melbourne, where he won
the stakes. Sri Putra is a 66-1 shot. We talked to his trainer. On
form he shouldn't beat this horse, Twice Over, who beat him in the
Eclipse. He has won the champion stakes twice as well. Twice Over,
one of the very, very favourite horses of Henry Cecil. His trainer,
Sir Henry Cecil. Those contenders for the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
The focus is whether So You Think is the real deal and ready to
dominate the European racing team. The home team's defence is led by
Twice Over. He is adored by his trainer. My horse is very, very
well and there's only one Ascot. He's won two Group Ones. From
France comes Planteur. His performances as a three-year-old
last year, included a second in the French Derby. He looks better now
and will be riden by Christian Soumillon.
Rewilding looks for a super season, subjected by his appearance in the
spring. We ran him in Dubai fresh. He won the classic. One of the
darker horses is Sri Putra, who is yet to win at Group One level.
form has withstood over the last few seasons. He was second in the
Eclipse. He likes fast ground. strong line-up is completed by
Debussy, who took the Arlington Million last year.
Jan Vermeer, who started for the Derby just 12 months ago. Come the
final furlong we will know whether So You Think is ready to rule the
racing world. So that is everything you need to
know about the horses. Here are the men on board, Soumillon. Tom
Queally, who is Twice Over's jockey. Ajtebi on Debussy. Frankie Dettori,
he will miss the last two days because of a suspension. Ryan Moore
has one on the board after yesterday. This is the hottest
favourite. The enormous, big- striding So You Think. Look at him!
Just a really impressive horse to look at. He looks more like Yates
in terms of his power. That is his head virtually. He has a lot more
speed than Yates. He is an Ascot hero. We have to look at him now.
Taking a bit of a tug there on the way to the start. Yes, a little bit.
They don't have to go very far for the start. Clare, it's a funny
thing, horses do get a go on with you from the mile-and-a-half to the
mile and a quarter. It's down hill. He would get a little bit away from
Ryan there. You can see the branding mark on his shoulder.
Australia horses get branded on the shoulder. Jan Vermeer I loved. I
thought he was really handsome. good pace-maker. They can afford
him as a pace-maker. In any other yard he would be your star horse.
He would be in this race and hoping to make a race of it. He was one of
the top four horses in the yard last year of three year olds.
another look at the leaders in the market here, headed of course by So
You Think, who is inching his way forward to the stalls.
So You Think will go off our 11-4 favourite.
He's pretty short enough. Ryan Moore in the saddle and So You
Think, the Australian superstar facing his biggest challenge in
Europe, in this Prince of Wales's Stakes. Rewilding in. They are set
to go. Ready. Racing in the Prince of Wales. So
You Think got away very smartly. Planteur was away well. Rewilding,
as they settle falling into stride now N the centre, So You Think,
being matched all the while now on the inside by Debussy. Out very
wide Jan Vermeer, going around the outside of the pack to take it up.
So Jan Vermeer going on. He's acting as a pace-maker.
Half length away So You Think in third, the purple cap. Tucked in
behind them is Planteur with Twice Over and Sri Putra. Back in the
field Rewilding. They have just over six furlongs to travel. Jan
Vermeer going very fast. He's by five lengths here. In third So You
Think. A length-and-a-half further back Planteur.
Twice Over, followed by Sri Putra. In the centre is Rewilding. Jan
Vermeer, six in front as they come up past the five. In second there
is Debussy. A length away So You Think is beautifully poised in
third. Further back is Planteur. Out wide is Twice Over. And the
pace-maker is five lengths in front. He started favourite for a Derby.
Here is So You Think. He is on the outside So You Think, has raissed
to the lead. He goes three lengths in front. Twice Over after him.
Planteur. Rewilding is running on. Moore gives him a slap. He's gone
three in front now. It is So You Think in front. Rewilding is now
starting to motor home down the outside. A furlong left to go. So
You Think a length-and-a-half in front. Rewilding is wearing him
down. Rewilding on the outside. Rewilding has won the prince of
Wales's stake. So You Think is second. Planteur, Twice Over. Jan
Vermeer and last is Debussy. Rewilding, ridden by Frankie
Dettori. He has gone on to win at 17-2. He's
got up to nab the Aussie superstar right on the line. An upset in the
Prince of Wales's stakes. Frankie Dettori has won it by a neck to a
half length. He has defeated So You Think.
Frankie Dettori punching the air with delight.
What a result for Godolphin. In third then is Sri Putra. In fourth,
Planteur. A long gap, look how far the others are. Then we see Twice
Over. Back in fifth, a long, long gap, two more to come, and they'll
be a long time coming, Jan Vermeer is one of them and Debussy is the
Third in the Derby. Inch by inch, started to reel him in. So You
Think just started to shorten and on the outside, Rewilding trained
by Mamood al-Zarooni and ridden by Frankie Dettori has got up to
triumph in this fantastic race. Frankie Dettori is the most
successful of the current jockeys riding here at Royal Ascot, with 45
winners to his name now. He's just as good on the new course here as
he was on the old. A real thrill. What a ding dong finish. Rewilding
has kept answering. A horse who has run over a mile-and-a-half. This a
mile-and-a-quarter, so always keeping staying on. Frankie saying
to us all, "I'm number one." The crowd love him. A stonking pace.
Jan Vermeer got less at the start. He kept up a really good gallop. So
You Think, no excuses. You couldn't say there were any, could you?
Could you tell me that time? minutes - Broken the Track Record.
Yes, you are right. He has. He's broken the Track Record. I think
that's the race of the week so far. Godolphin, fantastic record in this
race. They won it with Faithful Son and then three years on the run and
do it again. Sheikh hoe mam ed will get so much satisfaction. John
Ferguson buys the horses for them and Simon heavily involved on the
training side. The stallion by this horse, he has gone back to Germany
to stand. Sheikh Mohammed did stand him at Darley for a few seasons,
but he's now gone back to Germany. He's a horse that the Sheikh always
believed in. Look at this again. It's unbelievable. Frankie - the
race was set up for So You Think, because they thought that this
horse would definitely stay further. He did pull a little too hard early.
Jumped a little quick. Ryan didn't get him as settled as quickly as he
would have liked to, so he's thinking he has a horse with plenty
of stom that, who didn't realise that the target Rewilding had a bit
more stamina. It's not down to pace or anything. It's down to sheer
guts and stamina now and of course he can't give any more and
Rewilding got the draft. He was the horse doing the attacking and he
was getting that little bit of help. You can see the belief in Frankie.
Suddenly thinking I'm going to catch him. Look at him there. He's
such an exuberant jockey. He brings so much passion to the sport. You
need superstars like this and Richard Hills cheering him on.
Franny Norton and Darryll Holland there. All of them saying, go on
Frankie. You can see the jockeys riding it with him. Just brilliant.
FANFARE May it please Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesss, my Lords,
ladies and gentlemen, what a race and coming out on top, Rewilding.
We will get a flying dismount from Frankie Dettori. Cot granlations to
the team and Mamood al-Zarooni. Rewilding answering every call. Fly
Frankie, fly! APPLAUSE
What a huge triumph for gol dolphin. Sheikh Mohammed and -- Godolphin
and Sheikh Mohammed and Frankie Dettori and Mamood al-Zarooni and
Simon Chrisford, the racing manager. On this occasion they've come out
on top, against their arch rivals cool -- Coolmore and Ballydoyle. He
has given everything, but Rewilding is cutting down and the time was
24.24 and that is a second outside the record. It was a fierce gallop.
Rewilding. There he is. He's the son of Tiger Hill. A very, very
good race horse. He's Ryan Moore, disappointed. You can imagine, but
Frankie Dettori jubilant. He's in the winners' enclosure. Here we are
with the winning jockey, Frankie Dettori. Frankie, your thoughts as
you crossed the line, because you looked pretty pumped, as the
Aussies would say? Even at the end he never gave up. Two great horses.
When I got past him and sheer joy when you see two great horses
battling it out like this, it's sheer joy to be in the race.
Delighted for Rewilding, because he doesn't get the recognition that he
deserves. He's a very good horse. He showed true colours today.
You've been involved in some great battles here, especially with the
Ballydoyle team. Fantastic with Galileo for example. How satisfying
is it to edge them in the closing stages of such a great race? With
two great teams and we put our Life And Soul into the job and the sport
and this is what we are here for, to have this kind of feignish and
great races like this one and -- fin ishing and great races like
this one and it was a great effort. How satisfying is it to get the
tactics spot on today? Absolutely. The Sheikh had a chat early doors
today and they did a great job. You need the horses to do it and full
credit for a great team. Many congratulations. We are going to
try to grab a quick word with Sheikh Mohammed, if it is possible.
Is it possible to grab a quick word about the performance of the horse
and how satisfied you were with what you have seen today. Well, I'm
very satisfying with what we have seen today. It's always the racing
that you are waiting for, the big races and if you win that, it's
great. The preparation and the training was good and the horse was
good. Your trainer is just standing over to our side here. Mamood al-
Zarooni, a fantastic race. A lot of people saying one of the best
finishes here for some time. How satisfying is it for you to produce
the winner for his highness? It's not me. It's him who always gives
us the direction on how to deal with the horses and everything. And
the training programme and the feeding and everything in the yard.
I have a good team working with me, so I'm very happy. Whose decision
was it to switch the horse back to a mile-and-a-quarter and have the
confidence that he could take on the very best? His highness. We are
still learning. He's been here a long time. More than 30 years. He
has a lot of experience in England, so what he says we follow.
obvious target will be the King George? Exactly. We go there and
see what happens. Well done. Thank you very much. A fantastic Prince
of Wales sees Rewilding under the vintage Frankie Dettori. It saved
the bookies a fortune. Don't forget that bet this morning, 90,000 and
45,000. Fortunes. It must have saved the industry �2 million. If
you fancy it for the Arc, the winner, 10-1. A bit of value.
That's how easy it is to lose a house. We'll look at the start of
this Prince of Wales. Here's the winner, Rewilding. The pacemaker is
there. He misses the break. Early on I'm interested in Jan Vermeer,
who hasn't got away fast. Has to get on with it. He brings him very
wide, doesn't he? Ryan comes up to the side and has he shouted across?
I think Joseph is looking across and seen that Ryan was very free.
He has kept away, so as not to set him alight. He's to kick up there
to get the horse in front. I think Ryan was quite relieved, because
the horse Switched Off. For me, he ran a little keener than Ryan would
have liked earlier on. Right at the back is Rewilding at this stage in
the blue colours with Frankie Dettori. We'll look at the closing
stages. You have heard about first and second. We'll look at a couple
of others. We have Planteur and Twice Over. The interesting thing
is they are both very good. One has won a group one already this season.
They are beaten a very long way back. It tells you the quality of
the race. The favourite kicked and looked like he had it sown up.
Looked like he was idling, but once Frankie Dettori wound up Rewilding,
he ran a great race and shown true colours today. He has. It was, I'm
sure, for the supporters of either one, it was very, very long right
at the end. Rewilding has won it. So You Think in second. Aidan
O'Brien joins us. It looked on paper to be a race that So You
Think should have run. Are you surprised you found a horse quick
enough to beat him? I know. I would take responsibility for this
totally. He won his first two starts very easy and because of
that I was letting him come along very gently and not training very
hard and because he won the first two races so easily I didn't like
to get stuck into him like sometimes you would, so I let him
come along himself and listen, it was a big step on the last two. He
jumped and was a little fresh with Ryan. He just tanked a little the
first two and then a strong run and went there and went in quick and
went in and won, but got tired on the last half a furlong. Frankie
gave the horse a beautiful ride. He just came there and got him the
last 50 yards. I would think it was trainer's error and maybe not
having him fit enough for this kind of race on the day. Because he won
the first two so I didn't like to chase him too much, but we must
remember he would have never probably come the distance and been
so competitive in this atmosphere ever before and even run like that.
I would say it was my fault and he got a little tired and I'm sorry
and we'll go on from here. don't have to apologise to me. What
are you saying then, that there is a lot of improvement? I would think
so. He was a big, strong heavy blow after, you understand and for me
there was a fitness blow looking at it. After the race we'll see what
will happen next time, but I would expect plenty of improvement to
come. Listen, like I said, because he won the first two so easy I
didn't like to change things too much, even though coming here was a
different race today. He jumped and he was on the mettle straight away
and had to tank early and settle into a strong pace and Ryan did
everything right. Produced him and said come on and go and win like
always and he did, but the last half furlong he found hard. I would
put it down to fitness. That's what I think at the moment. Would you
think the Eclipse would be the next race? We'll have to talk with
everybody, but obviously there's a definite possibility, but like we
always do, there is no race picked out for after this race. We'll talk
about it. There are a lots of options. Thank you. Aidan O'Brien
blaming himself and himself only for the defeat of So You Think,
saying the horse probably wasn't fit enough and maybe he's right.
Maybe more work needed. He will have come on from the race, but
Detorri deemerges victorious on Rewilding. It's a time that is 1.76
seconds faster than average. Fast enough to take the spoils. These
were two great horses. They had a battle Royal from two furlongs out.
There's a very happy Frankie Dettori. The Duke of Edinburgh
making very rare appearance here on the presentation stage. Doesn't
often come down to present. Prince of Wales usually does that.
He's not here today. His father stepping in there. A big kiss for
the trophy, because this is one of the flagship races. This is one of
the big ones of the week. It is. It's where horses, stallions,
that's where they're made and where the money is. When you win these
sort of group races and of course you are taking on the best in the
world and a lot of breeders would love to go to both of those horses.
The first and the second. John there offering marital advice to
their Royal Highnesses. He's a great character. He's asking the
Sheikh to give him an interview. He is saying you must be joking. Good
effort. Great effort. Would you like, you've got an opportunity now
if you would like to, to apologise to all those people who may have
just lost their house? Right. Well, good things do get beaten every now
and again. And of course, it never looked as if he was ever going to
be beaten until the last half furlong, but the judge said he
didn't win, so by a -- so buy a tent. Sorry about that. Come and
stay with Willie if you no longer have a house. We have three races
left. The last is on the red button. A massive field going to the start.
Starting to come into the paddock for the next, which is over the
straight mile, is the Royal Hunt Cup. Start Right is the favourite.
We'll see if he can finish right Humdrum, the Queen's horse. We are
moving on to a the jockeys. Johnny Andhaary. Harry's first ride. Your
first winner is actually you looked youthful, but about 16 years ago?
think it was Original Pearl. Always been a lucky track for me. I love
it here. I suppose Harry, his first day here, so I'm sure he has many
more ahead of him. You are drawn 19, so have you been told, do you know
where you want to go? I think the plan is to come standside and
obviously I'm pretty sure they'll split. I'll stay there. You have
got to only come one side because you are in three. Listen, I think
both sides will be equal. The middle is lost, because the ones on
the outside are trying to get across and you lose ground getting
across. The standside has been good so far. I wouldn't put anybody off
the far side this time. It's one or the other. Middle is No Man's Land.
You had, yesterday, closed on Mr Frankie Dettori, but he's one ahead
again or extended the lead. Rewilding, So You Think, a great
race? It was a brilliant race to watch in the weighingroom. The
highlight of the week. Two great horses. When they pulled clear it
looked like it would be So You Think's day, but Frankie Dettori
conjured up a great run out of the horse and it was just Frankie at
his very, very best. Harry, finally, obviously you are a young jockey
and this is a big handicap. Do you feel pressure on this? I don't
think so. I'm more excited to be honest. It's a privilege to be
riding in such a big meeting in such a good race. I'm really
excited. Will you say excuse me if you pass him during the race?
might do. Thank you. I don't think so! I've found out that Russ Abbott
used to be a drummer. I was in the 60's and 70's. I still have a
little session now and again. about the horses? I'm not seeing
too much cash bulging out of the horses -- pockets? I'm not that
good. I'm a novice. Excuse the pun. I was in Oliver in the West End
last year. It was great. I couldn't be here and I picked every winner
out of the paper. Now I've lost every race so far. Who are you
having now? Dance And Dance. Also, Whitnorth. I've got to come and see
JP and Gary. Dance And Dance, rust is having it. Any chance? It's got
four legs. You are the champion. Last year you tipped two, both won.
What about that last race? Frankie, extraordinary. So exciting.
Fantastic race. Rode a brilliant one. The crowd were cheering.
the bookies a fortune. �2 million it saved them. I've got a quiz for
you. A little quiz for the guys. It's not about fish and chip shops,
is it? It's not, sadly. It's about etiquette in the Royal enclosure.
He thinks it's a town in France. Ladies' skirts, how high above the
knee are they allowed to be? Four inches. Half of that. I would say
two. JP is right. Shoulder straps - what is the minimum measurement for
them on the lady? There shouldn't be. If the girls want to come -
think strapless is right? I'll go for an inch. He's right. 2-0!
finally, what about hats? Drown of the head. Absolutely. Got for
covered? Got to be covered. It's three out of three for JP. I said
the same as him. All right. 2-1. You still lose. Tomorrow, we have
fish and chips. Before You Go, she might be on the Gadget Show, but do
you think she can find a gadget to help her find her hotel room. I got
a knock last night. I don't believe you said that. I went down the
wrong wing and nearly ended up in his room. We'll talk about fashion.
We have seen really glorious sights and Louis is here. Beautiful
extraordinary. I have to ask you about this wonderful outfit. What
was your inspiration? I didn't want to be cold. I've had too many days
being cold, so warm today. Lovely girl made the hat. You look lovely.
The hat is extraordinary. We have the base and great vibrant colours.
Very strong and I think ideal for the season. These two girls, Isabel
is a hat maker. This is feathers of flight. I love that. Look at this
too. This great, almost like top hat, in a gold. I saw her earlier
and she had a wonderful trouser suit. It's very brave. It works.
The fashion today has been exciting and fresh and I abore it. As long
as the trousers match the jacket, then it's OK. This outfit. Who made
this? The suit is Armani and the hat is by a young designer, Kath
Lynn Elizabeth, I've just found her if London and hopefully things are
about to take off. She made it to go with the suit. I have to ask the
question, what did you decide on, the hat or outfit first?, be honest.
I had the outfit first and then I took it to Catherine and she made a
hat and something that wasn't going to fly away like last year, so
something neat and pared down. That's a very good point. It will
be a little breezy so make sure you have the pins and wear something
that is not going to blow away. You like divine. Thank you very much. -
- look divine. Thank you very much. Frankie Dettori flying after that
success on Rewilding. I said he won the St Leger, but he didn't. He won
the trial. Frankie Dettori has a horse to stay well to turn into a
great performance and receiving congratulations from everyone.
Richard Hills of course, who rides for -- in the next race. Terrific
ride from Frankie. Kevin, he has in -- Invisible Man in the next race.
It was his first win of the meeting last year? That's right. Obviously
he has gone up in the weights and he'll be there for a chance.
Godolphin will be glad to get a decent winner on the board, but
handicap-wise there are one or two horses in front. Start Right,
trained by Luca Cumani, who ran at Epsom at the Derby meeting. Got a
bit warm. A little fracious. Something must have upset him. Ran
a great race. He's more calm. A lot better. Obviously, here at
Ascot, although it's a big stage, there is something about it, more
room in the paddock and like you say, he looks a lot more settled.
He went around the houses to get a run. Luca Cumani with me now. Start
Right here. This has been the plan for some time? Yes. He's a nice
progressive horse. The mile is the right trip. It's been the plan, but
it's a bit of a lottery, as we know. He is drawn possibly on the wrong
side, on the far side, so we are in the lap of the Gods as to what the
others will do, whether they'll stay with him or drift. We don't
know. We'll go with the flow. Kieron will make the decision in
running. Yes. You must be relieved he's here today? Absolutely. He
rode yesterday morning and cricked his neck, so he decided because he
has many more rides here in the week, that he wanted to get the
neck right first. If it's right, he'll be looking around. Let's hope
so. This is the big handicap of the day. We have 28 runners facing the
starter for the Royal Hunt Cup. Just before we see them, Claire's
another interview. Ed Bourne, the trainer of Dance And Dance. He is
progressive and run before. He has run at York and it was very good.
Left ten lengths and made it up down straight, so definitely
improflg, but I'm under no illusion -- improving, but I'm under no
illusion it will be a tough race. You are drawn the right side, which
is the stands? You wouldn't believe it when the draw came out. I
thought what a disaster, but it's turned out in our favour. It seems
to be so, so far. But until someone wins up the far rail. You haven't
been training for that long. Exciting to be here? It feels a
long time, but it's been great. We all strife for days like this and
I'm privileged to have a horse good enough. In your beginning years
were you getting advice from now knighted Sir Henry Cecil? He's
always here in the background. He's a great man and great motivator too.
When you are under the weather then he's great to put a positive spin.
He's a big fan of yours. Good luck. Thank you. We'll check the runners
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simple. It's a straight mile. The big question is whether they break
into two groups or three. I would say two. There will be plenty on
the right and plenty on the left. They come uphill and it's
undulating on the course, as you know. It's a real climb to the line.
A real test at the end of the mile. Probably have to get a mile-and-a-
half a furlong to be able to win this. One of the toughest races of
the week. Here's the latest betting: Gary? Start Right. I know
you fancy the horse. Ran a blinder at Epsom. I'll give you one horse,
it's been well backed. Chapter And Verse. William Hill laid �2,000
each-way at 50-1. It's now 25-1. Well backed. What a race. I fancy a
photo finish here. More on the Royal Hunt Cup in a moment, but a
moment with Barry ma -- McGuigan. Having a good day? Having a great
day. We have experienced a real day out. This is my first time out.
have some inside info this day. the information was wrong in the
last race, so there you go. It's an unpredictable sport, like boxing.
Good time for boxing at the moment? I have just got my book out Cyclone,
my story, which is doing well and I'm happy and David Haye coming up.
Exciting times for boxing. Lovely to see you. Thank you very much.
Rewilding. This is our joint favourite Start
Right. I remember at Epsom when he finished third, you said, "Watch
this horse." The draw made it awkward for him,
and you loved how he ran there. finished third that day. He was
drawn right on the outside. He had to cross over the whole racecourse
and he came rattling home, just to be beaten. That was, to me, a very
good trial for this race. Unfortunately the draw hasn't gone
his way again. It has gone the way of Dance And Dance.
He is 8-1, co-favourite. I said I fancied Dance And Dance. You said
don't be stupid. This horse here, look at the knee action. Look at
his knee action. He would need a lot more reign. I think the
trainer.... Look at the knee action on him! He's coming up and down on
to the ground hard. He's just snuck in at the bottom of the field. He
carries eight stone three. It is barely a hand's span. 12Oupblss
they weigh, those sad -- 12 oupblss they weigh, those -- ounces they
weigh, those saddles. This is a huge field, because he's
a French jockey he would never have riden in a race with more than 20
runners. There are 30 of them in this. Will it make that much
difference? As you have seen in the Derby, he had never ridden around
Epsom before. He coped well enough around there. Especially with the
draw being so controversial, where's the pace going to be, which
side will they be on. He's experienced enough to know what
he's doing here. You have found out earlier on what Ahern was writing
on the side of that horse. He said he was working out his percentage.
The jockeys in the changing room record he was trying to find the
go-faster button. Needless to say he didn't find it.
This is Bronze Prince. He has a light weigh, eight stone two.
A couple of runs this season. Because he's lightly raced he could
be anything at all. Just looks burley looking at him.
He has a bit of a belly on him. He might be better for the run today.
So, 15-2 for Dance And Dance and It's a good price. Just a great
race. A lot of money each way. Most of the firms paying first five
places. If you had a bet with the bookies on the high street. Make
sure you go in if your horse is are four or five still left.
Sooraah will be towards the left. There are only four more to go in
for the big mile cavalry charge of the afternoon. Here's Jim.
THE COMMENTATOR: 7-1, Dance And Dance. Looks like they have sorted
out a favourite. That man is on a high, after that
win in the Prince of Wales he could do anything. Don't count him out.
Invisible Man - Frankie Dettori. They won it last year. They came
from a long way back. He could do anything the way he's feeling at
the moment. In those blue colours. He was on the far side last year.
This year, he's on the near side. Of course they've changed the
numbering around. One last year was on this side.
It's on the far side now. There's Dance And Dance. He looked
impressive at Epsom. Ryan Moore, he will be disappointed
after beaten in that long odds-on favourite. Dance And Dance being
pushed forward now. Others stand up well at the mile. The charge up the
straight. And they are split into two groups,
possibly three. Dance And Dance goes in.
And the last one going forward is Breakheart. They are racing in the
Royal Hunt Cup. In the near side it is Bronze
Prince who is up there in the early stages. Going fast too is Mont Agel.
The lead up is at this stage we see Hacienda. There's Lord Aeryn,
crossing over to this near-side group.
There are others coming over as well. Coming over Brae Hill and
Kyllachy Star. Invincible Soul over there. Brick Red and Mont Agel.
That quartet are separate from the others as they race up to halfway.
We have two in the centre. On the near side as they race up to
halfway, Bronze Prince still showing out there from Hacienda and
Proponent. Julienas. They are followed by Capital Attraction.
Lord Aeryn, further back is Point North. The quartet on the far side.
They are battling away, as they race up towards the two furlong
marker. Anybody's race here. On the near side Julienas is forcing
through now. Eton Forever is there. Invincible
Soul just be -- Invisible Man is there. Julienas in France. Dance
And Dance coming at Julienas. Julienas punch odd ut. Julienas got
there from Dance And Dance. In fourth then was Invisible Man,
followed a long way behind by Eton Forever, Start Right and then
making up ground Chapter And Verse, Sooraah on the far side.
Ahern has won the Royal Hunt Cup, at 12-1. Let's see them cross the
line. Dance And Dance has got second. Let's see them as they
cross the line now. Julienas, though, the winner. Eddie
Ahern, Dance And Dance Ryan Moore. Close third. It's a bobber. Oh,
that is tight. Near side number two, Invisible Man, top of the screen
on the near side Pintura. Bronze Prince, who showed a lot of
pace. We have Gunner Lindley, Kay then Brae Hill. He was caught in
the centre. Next is Brick Red, next is Lord Aeryn. Then Super Say and
still, there's one more to say, a long way behind, I think it's
Invincible Soul who was right out the back.
The winner is Julienas. Julienas has won it.
He's in the colours of Peter Harris. Who recently dispursed most of his
blood stock, trained his biz son in law. He is Julienas -- by his son
in law. He is Julienas. He stepped in for Fallon and got a
winner. He has won the royal Hunt Cup. A first for trainer Walter
Swinburn. He was the jockey of the horse Shergar 30 years ago. I there
is a stewards' enquiry. Dance And Dance goes up the rail side of the
winner and has to switch out and we will bring you that steward inquiry
with sound as well. Eddie Ahern holding off the challenge. Julienas
coming home in front in the Hunt Cup. It is such a difficult race
for these horses, having at full stretch for such a long way. Eddie
Ahern, I don't think he rides too often for Walter. He has rode his
second winner here at Royal Ascot. He has given this horse a good ride.
ohen the slow motion. Look at that front foot extension. Beautiful.
The jockey going down and then punching his arm out. Pushing the
horse's head forward. Saying, get your head down lower. Grab the
ground. Trying to get the horse, here it is will be the interference
why we're having a stewards' enquiry. There you are, Dance And
Dance t blue colours, the winner in Ryan Moore thinks there a gap,
which there is. It starts to close. He has to switch and come rounds.
Interesting! The winning distance was a neck. He's definitely running
on. He's given a bang to Eton Forever, as he comes out.
Now, this is an interesting one for the stewards. Well, whether that
gap was there, it has to be whether the gap was there when they closed
or was he in it or behind it? That is the thing. Now... So they are
looking at interference in the final furlong. Where did the
incident take place in relation to the winning post in the final
furlong. That makes it crucial. How were the horses involved going at
the time of the incident? Well at the time of the incident Julienas
was travelling very well in front. But Dance And Dance was just
beginning to make his move. How serious was the interference? That
from the side angle, when we first saw it is when Ryan Moore had to
snatch back and come around. That is the question. The benefit of the
doubt goes to the horse who finished in front. We will see
whether Julienas keeps it. He was first-past-the-post.
I would love to make an official congratulations, but I will hold
off. I know Eddie Ahern has gone in for the stewards' enquiry. What did
he say to you? He was more than happy. He said the horsepowered
home and got home well. When he delivered his challenge, he pulled
out more. We were well on top at the end. It is very rare for them
to overturn a decision unless it is very close. I think the official
margin was half a length. Is that correct? Half a length. Everyone
could see our horse was well on top. He won the race on merit. I wasn't
aware of anything that took place through the race. We are thrilled
to bits. I was going to say about this horse, because he's still
fairly lightly raced. You always thought he had a big handicap in
him, or has he been slow to come to the boil? We would not train him at
two. He was this size at two. Being given the time and bring him along
and bring mental and physical development, he has filled that
frame. We have gone at his pace. This is the reward. Obviously now
you are training, having had so many great days here at this
racecourse. What's the feeling like from this
side of a potential winner here? Well, it's usually if you have
riden a winner you are into the weighing room and getting ready for
here, it's months of hard work and the staff at home and everyone has
put a lot of effort in. I just said to someone earlier that I probably
know mor about the thorough bred now than when I was riding. There
are more good days than bad days. Fingers crossed for you. We are
hearing it is a 20-1 on to keep the race. So people are backing you to
keep it. I never back a winner. I won't back. Not that. Thank you.
Now, let's have a look at this once again. Julienas n the yellow
sleeves and cap, spotted sleeves, that's Ryan Moore. Yesterday you
saw him in the stewards' room and he was on the defence. Today, he's
the prosecution. He's got to convince them that there was
interference. Mr Nunly will conduct the inquiry.
Please sit down. The film is on a loop. If you look at the bottom
right screen and top left. They give you the best view of what
we're looking into. That is the steward making the
point to the jockeys, who will give their evidence in a moment or two.
And the steward s will make the decision. We'll listen to what the
jockeys have to say. Spotted a gap on the rail. My horse was picking
well and switching to go through there. As I've done there. Eddie's
horse has shifted back left. I lost my momentum. Had to switch around
him. What can you tell us? Well, from the start to finish I'm going
along the rail. There prblly was a little bit of a gap there, which
Ryan went for. My horse moved over to the left. I feel he is a good
length clear. As you see, Ryan never pulled back. He went right
across. You know what I mean? He never lost momentum by doing this.
When he's come, my horse has gone again. As I said, Ryan went to go
there. I moved maybe one step to the left. He, instead of coming
back and around me, he just went a little bit across. So I felt that,
you know what I mean? I'm a good length in front of him crossing and
in that case give more to switch without having to take a pull-back.
He switched across the heels. I feel he hasn't lost momentum.
there anything you would like to say? I was going to go right. His
horse shifted off the rail. That is why I switched back left.
Lost momentum. Can I look at this top left one. I
was only concentrating on this one. Eddie Ahern asking if he can watch
the head-on again. He wants to see if what he was arguing was correct.
Did Ryan Moore lose momentum? So the jockeys are dismissed. The
stewards will deliberate. It is very, very likely that the winner
will keep this, Julienas juel. Eddie Ahern doing a good job of
defending himself. What do you think? Do you think the winner will
keep it? I think on what we've seen from the film evidence and also
from what we've heard from the jockeys, I think he will. There's
no doubt about it. They are betting 20-1 on. That is pretty close to
the odds. The correct odds here.
We see Ryan Moore on the inside. If we just let it go, and we'll see
Julienas in the yellow sleeves and cap. Ryan Moore, it's minimal. He
has been there, he's been disappointed rather than hopelessly
blocked or checked violently. I think Eddie Ahern was making that
point quite well. I think it will be very, very
doubtful if he loses the race. it been a photo-finish, a nose
perhaps, then we could expect more of a chance.... Here is the result
now. We will hear it now.
The places remain. Indeed the placings remain unaltered. He can
celebrate, having trained a winner for his father-in-law.
Julienas wins the Royal Hunt Cup. Walter Swinburn.
A very, very nervous wait. Eddie Ahern gets a pat on the back. He
did a good job in the saddle and did a good job defending himself.
He was very eloquent. suffered.
Unbelievable! Don't forget if you did beat Eton Forever, if you
played on the internet, most for the first four. Most of the high
street bookies first five. You will get paid. It is important when you
go into stewards' enquiries to have the arguments in your head?
Sometimes you are guilty and then you still have to try and make a
case for yourself. It is like any courtroom. You have to, you know,
for two days. You have the right to appeal. Thank you very much. He has
just been told he is guilty of careless riding. He'll get a two-
day ban. Probably won't matter too much. He allowed his horse to drift
slightly. He had to stick, what he has referred to is -- he had his
stick to the wrong hand. He pulled it through to the correct hand too
late. That is why the stewards are of the opinion that it's the
smallest thing in the riding offence. He just allowed his horse
to drift. And you're not supposed to do that. But, he's, he doesn't
have wing mirrors. He couldn't see that Ryan Moore was trying to get
through against the rail. He thought, most horses do prefer to
be on the rail. Of course they go faster. When they get tired, they
have something to lane on and it keeps them going better. That's the
reason high he was allowing his horse to drift, because the rail
there would help him get to the finish. Don't forget, all these
horses are getting tired in the last furlong. They just ran their
hearts out for a mile. A thrilling race to watch. We have one more
live race to come. As the rain is holding off, the temperature cooler
today. It gives us a chance to look at the fashion on the show. There
was a very well dressed Catherine Jenkins earlier on the show. A
terrific view from up here. We are watching trophies being presented.
In terms of fashion today, people have risen to the challenge,
haven't they? We have been spoilt. Of course I just think every lady
has made a huge effort. They have dressed to the nines. Today I have
been spoilt, that is for sure. has been a real treat to see some
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Such a pretty gir that last one, wasn't she -- girl, that last one,
wasn't she? Did you see how the hat went air-borne. It was priceless.
We have seen a lot of block colours. Champagnes and neutrals. It is
interesting what has come off the cat walk and seeing how it
interprets over in Ascot. People have been very daring with colour.
They have been very experimental. At the end of the day it is how you
finish off a look and put it together. That is very important.
would like to introduce Catherine Jenkins to you. You look amazing,
as always. This is just a spectacular outfit.
Can you talk us through it. This is a dress by Asdera Lia.
It is a sharp hat, very ello gent. When you are an international
performance, not only does your voice have to excel, but so does
image. What is your point of inspiration. Where is your starting
point? It is just always to try and stay true to how you feel about
fashion. Try to be chic, feminine and elegant. Phillip does an
amazing job. He tries to make you look your best. He is always the
first person I go and see when I know I need a fabulous hat. You do
carry it off well. I saw you when you walked into Ascot. You were
like a ballerina. The thing is that Katherine can dance. You had a
fabulous production. Darcey taught me a lot. I have good memories.
have stepped off a flight from Washington. Pop star to Opera Star,
how is that going Last night I sang in the library of Congress. I flew
in this morning and got my dress and hat on, because I didn't want
to miss it. Thank you. Eddie Ahern has the all-
clear after that stewards' inquiry. Were you worried? No. I was not
really sure where it happened. Ryan did have a do a bit of a check and
come around me. When he came to me my horse went down a little bit
more. As a result n the inquiry, you know the best horse won, so I
kept the race. I got suspended for two days. Tell us how the race
unfolded from the start. We were told this was a horse who has been
taken time with. He has enjoyed the strong, very strong pace of today's
race. That was the key point. Even though they were going quick,
to me they were going a normal gallop. I was sitting in behind the
leaders. He was travelling very well. He's such a big horse. I can
see why Walter had to take his time on him. He covers the ground so
easy. He travelled well for me. A nice gap. When I asked him to pick
up, he did. Then I felt until Ryan came to me again and off he went
again. Do you think he pulled out more. Do you think he had more in
the tank? He felt good. When Ryan did come to me.
Second winner of the week. Going well? I've no more rides today now.
I wonder can I wear the leading band to Kempton with me. At least
you will not get mistaken for Kieran Fallon, like you did
yesterday. He had a big race today have been on it, Kieran Fallon.
Explain what happened to you yesterday on the gap lols?
Cantering down on the -- gallops. Cantering down. He put his head
back. Trying to avoid his head in my face, I'd done my neck. I had to
get physio. I was already when I was riding him. As I was on the way
home it started to freeze on me. And you still do get problems. You
had a horrible fall, how many years such a horrific fall. It is the
only injury I've had. If a horse whips around and does anything
quick. It will be tight. It has been a season for you, things have
started to get going and then stopped again. It has been
frusttraitding. You were on the news for Derby -- frustrating. You
were on the news for Derby day. How did you find out about it? It is a
long story. I don't want to go into it. I am friendly with the owners.
Everything is cool again. They did say if I could ride the horse again,
they would love to have me. If Johnny is available he will ride it
in the Irish Derby. This is the owners of Native Khan. You signed a
piece of paper. Was supposed to ride the horse. As it got hereer
the -- nearer the race I felt he would not come down the horse and
act and I felt the other horse would. That is one of those things.
Slightly unfortunate for you and when you are trying to get back on
track, get people offering you rides and start to ride the good
horses again. You are obviously again. I thought she was going to
be a winning ride. The horse in the first race went lame. If I had
drawn up higher on Start Right. He ran a good race considering
everything that happened. We were drawn high and it made a big
difference today. Are you still enjoying it? Are you
still motivated? Do you still want to be champion jockey again? When
you have the smaller meetings and you look at the prize money, �1600
and that and the tracks are putting on these races for you know know
�1900, we can't make a living doing that. You spend �2,000 a month on
petrol taking all your wages, it is it is not a lot left.
How long would you give yourself and to keep and get back to where
you want to be? I mean, isle' fit and I'm well and I'm enjoying the
game, but you don't have any motivations. I'm going to Kempton
for the boss, other than that I wouldn't be going there. You look
at the prize money and it is not worth going for.
You have four rides tonne and you have another one to come today?
These meetings, the Royal Ascot, the Guineas meeting, they are the
big money races and if you are not winning them, you know, the during
the week races are not worth running anymore.
Masses of people still support you. If people know Kieren Fallon is in
the saddle they will bet for you. have a mown on Saturday. -- mount
on Saturday. I love this horse. He has got a chance. I know we have
got Fame and Glory to beat. A lot of us are in the same boat. It
could be a surprise. Kieron, thank you.
Thanks, Clare. The next race is the Queen Mary
Stakes. It is the last race of the day at Royal Ascot. Willie, a
couple of exciting fillies. Shumoos was impressive in her first ever
run? Yes. It isted way she did it. How does she look today? She is a
compact little filly. She is not striking, but she is strong. She is
not very big. She is not big height or length?
But she is well put together and strong? She is. The way she did it
at Haydock. What I liked about her that day was her stroke, you know,
the way she moved, she really grabbed the ground and put all her
energy into propelling herself forward, but also there was another
one in the race... I know you want to talk talk about the American
trained runner, Gypsy Robin. You like the way she looked, Willie.
This Is a much more mature animal. She looks way in front of the other
horses in this race and in fact, you would nearly say she is getting
on to look - she is not a three- year-old, but she is so much more
forward in development than most of the other horses in the paddock.
Interestingly enough, the favourite Shumoos is three months older than
Gypsy Robin. I don't know if you think that's a significant amount
at this stage? I have seen horses going to Doncaster at the end of
March and being born in May and winning that first two-year-old
race. No, I don't think, I don't worry about the date of of birth.
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Shumoos was impressive on her her five furlongs and once again, it is
up the strait. They jump away and a field of 14 here. I think once
again they will group up and they will are are left to centre as we
look at them now. The final furlong and we will see which fillies have
got the grit and determination to get home at the end of the Queen
favourite here for the Queen Mary, Shumoos.
It is 11-1 for Dozy. �40,000, the Irish bookmakers they
have �40,000. But the punters have got to back a winner soon. They are
running out of money, John! This is their last chance of the way. On
this race, honestly and truly, they are latching on to the favourite. I
think he could be short, John, really do.
And we will see why Shumoos is favourite. There she is. She is
ridden by Martin Dwyer. Shane Kelly was on board in the race you are
about to see. Kevin, Martin's biggest problem
will be having a seat belt fitted when she goes, this filly takes off,
doesn't she? This is five furlongs. For a filly to pick it up inside
the last furlong the way she did, she put a lot of daylight between
her and the last horse. She looks impressive.
She won that by four-and-a-half lengths. The horse she beat was a
winner yesterday. That proved that was a good race. As Gary says, 5-4
chance is very short indeed. Now here is number 7, Fire Lily,
Ryan Moore riding this in familiar colours, but it is David Watchman.
That's right. This filly won a maiden at Navan and she ran
credible and she is back amongst the fillies today. I expect a big
run from her. She is a short coupled filly and one that will
show a lot of speed. Number 5, the the orange and blue
colours is called Dozy. You would expect perhaps that with a name
like that she may not be fast, but she is fast? Yes, she won both her
starts. She beat Vocational last time. A descent, a trappy little
race and it is a good trial for this racement you can see she is a
really sure coupled filly. Phil Makin in the saddle.
This is another filly from Richard Hannon's stable. Richard Hughes is
on board. Although it was a fair race at Newbury in terms of quality,
there was only three of them in the race.
It is hard to evaluate that form. You can see Richard Hughes, he has
got his feet out of irons and she is very small this filly. Richard's
feet are nearly touching the ground. She is a tiny filly, but she has
got a lot of speed. It will be interesting to see how she runs
against these better fillies. Here is Somasach. She had one run
so far which was at Tipperary. It was interesting that they decided
to bring a filly over here for a big race. But Jim must think she is
useful. A short coupled filly. You can see
the difference looking at these fillies. They are short coupled.
They are speedily bred. Short coupled means there is not
long between front and back? That's right. A bit longer in the back.
The speedy horses are short coupled this filly, Gypsy Robin goes.
Wesley Ward has Every Day Dave and the one he really fancies is Julie
the beauty another filly on Friday. Gypsy Robin looks stronger than
everything else. Much more that ture she is, yes.
-- mature, she is. Let's see what price you can get
mown on Shumoos. You see the way he pulled those goggles out there. He
kept them away from any rain going down and he wants to put them on
now and to ensure that no droplets get on there.
On The Dark Side to go forward. Kevin Ryan the trainer. He has got
some good two-year-olds this year, Kevin. Vocational going forward on
the far side. The last two going forward now. Charlotte Rosina, John
Fahy and Ruby's Day the last one to go in and then they will be set and
ready to go now. Five furlongs for the Queen Mary. Stand by, they are
ready. Racing. On the near side On The Dark Side, and thence Gypsy
Robin. Just behind them are Charlotte Rosina on the inside
there are Fire Lily and just preceding them Best Terms up in
third from Bubbly Ballerina. Further back in the centre of the
field, Kohala and followed by Ruby's Day. Vocational is next.
Somasach going forward in the white jacket. Further back is doze is
Dozy, but going fast here. Gypsy Robin gets her neck in front now on
the the on -- On The Dark Side. Sheer is Shumoos followed by
Vocational. A furlong left to go now and out in the centre it is
Shumoos and terms Best Terms terms. It is Shumoos. Shumoos gets her
nose in front. Flying home is Caledonia Lady. They hit the line.
It is terms maybe -- Best Terms followed by Caledonia Lady. Then
Kohala and further back is Fire Lily from Gypsy Robin and then
Ruby's Day. Last to finish is Bubbly Ballerina. But let's have a
look at it. We want to have a look. Let's have a look at the screen to
see if they have got up there, yes they have in the centre. Best Terms,
that's unofficial, but it looks on the evidence of that, that Best
Terms has won it by a nose to a short head from Shumoos the far
side. Near-side Caledonia Lady. It is coming through officially.
Fourth is Fire Lily then Kohala who ran a big race and then Ruby's Day
and first number one there, is official. First number one, Best
Terms. Second number 12, Shumoos. Third, number 3, Caledonia Lady who
came home with a withering run. Fourth, number 7, Fire Lily. Let's
have a look at them again. In the centre, it is Best Terms who just
puts her nose in front and gets it from Shumoos the far side. Near
side Caledonia Lady in third. In fourth is Fire Lily. In fifth,
Kohala just ahead of Ruby's Day and then the American, Gypsy Robin. She
is fast, she is for sure, Vocational is next. Followed by On
The Dark Side who matched the American for speed early and they
were clear then of Somasach and then Charlotte Rosina, Dozy on the
near side and Ebony Clarets and then Bubbly Ballerina who was the
last to finish. But these famous colours. They were carried by Time
Charter to win the Oaks and many, many other good fillies Arother
good -- and other good racehorses. Best Terms has won it and the time
Royal Ascot winner in 1989 it was in this race. This filly, Best
Terms, adds to that record. Another terrific Royal Ascot for
Richard Hannon. A filly who has battled hard today? She was a
descent filly and she wasn't born until 19th May, but she is quick.
Tell us about your thoughts in the closing stages.
I thought Caledonia Lady was was going to catch her.
She has got a great attitude? Unbelievable really. Well, she is
unbeaten. You have got to go and greet her.
good meeting. Have a look at how far Caledonia Lady comes from and
how far she finishes. She was 100 to 1 shot and finished really well.
Pat Murphy had a winner at Warwick and I believe he might have had
another two-year-old that ran well, but he is a trainer not really
known for two-year-olds. He is normally got, you know, national
hunt types and long distance horses, but this year, he seems to have a
real good bunch of two-year-olds. The filly flew.
Shumoos had every chance. Darl would have won in another two
or three strides. Did you think Shumoos had every
chance? Wasn't quite good enough. Richard was down low. There you go.
They were sure of the photo finish result, weren't they?
I think they were, yeah. You know in fact, Richard Hughes gets her
head in front and she just always holds off the challenges. She is
seeing them and saying, "Right, I will match you and I will just
better you.". And who was the youngest horse in the whole race?
She was a May foal. She is four months younger than some of them.
So the date of birth doesn't matter. We have a few favourites beaten,
Shumoos being one of thenl. -- them and Codemaster in the first.
A 5-1 double today for Richard Hughes. It takes him to the top of
the leaderboard for Royal Ascot, day two. He had Canford Cliffs on
the first day and he leads Eddie Ahern who has got two winners. That
jubilant scene here as this filly, who is pretty well bred, she is
acselled and is a brilliant sprinter from Australia. She is a
half-sister to a few winners. The dam was a half-sister to a well-
known horse. There she is, you have got a good look at her. Caledonia
Lady was in a blanket finish at Leicester trying to win her first
race there. She was in another blanket here and almost got up and
what a shock that would have been. She has run a fantastic race for
Pat Murphy. Anyway as pictures are taken, let's have a look now at the
full details on the Queen Mary horrible bookies! We said yesterday
about who is going to be top jockey. Ryan Moore was odds on. Now they
are going even money Richard Hughes. I said what price the others? He
said only two could win. A jockey could ride three winners tomorrow
and be top of the tree.. Richard Hughes has got a good chance
tomorrow. Button. As As soon as we come off
air, we will resume on the Red Button, but celebrating the success
here of Best Terms. There is no doubt Richard Hannon has a really
special touch with two-year-olds, but the man on board deserves
credit as well. Let's hear from Richard Hughes now.
The second win of the day. Richard fantastic performance from a filly
who has shown a terrific attitude today? Ah, she is a little
superstar. She didn't give me a good ride and I thought she was a
little fast two-year-old. We worked her and she worked really well. I
said to the owner, I couldn't believe the way she walked around
the ring today like an old chaser and I had to give her two slaps to
get her to cantor off. Usually you are trying to hold them back.
She went a tremendous gallop. American filly, they are great to
have in the race at the same time, but I jumped awkward and it took me
100 yards to get my balance. We were toying with the idea of the
with Albany. Richard, it is turning into another
terrific terrific Royal Ascot? is tiny. I felt like a big octopus
on her. She is small, but I'm too big on her.
winners on the board. Takes back that golden arm band. Eddie Ahern,
two of them, one yesterday and one today. Ryan Moore With one. Tom
Queally with the one winner and that was Frankel. It is going to be
a tussle between Richard Hughes and Ryan Moore. It will go down to the
last race on Saturday. Jts it is getting -- it is getting
the same way this year because the same jockeys seem to be getting
involved in the finishes. Richard Hughes with the Hannon combination.
Two-year-old races, they are always there.
We will be giving Frankie Dettori a big chance if he wasn't suspended
for the two days. He got that suspension because he
dropped his hands. He admitted it was his fault. He has been the hero
of the hour today on reRewilding. Let's get a final word of the day
from Suzie. E-everyone here rushing off for
afternoon tea after the fantastic day's racing. Some extraordinary
races. I love the fact that everyone is
walking down here. In the Edwardian days the elite used to walk the
promenade. Let's look at Louis' favourite hat of the day.
It is a very tight weave of a straw. It is finished off with that lovely
veiling, but it is the way she put the whole thing together. She was
my little Audrey Hepburn. carried it off very well. Very
confident. Tomorrow, of course, it is Ladies Day. So we are excited
about what we are going to see tomorrow. Lots More super fashion
and some fabulous hats. It is Gold Cup Day tomorrow.
Frankie Dettori spoiling the So You Think party. There will be
reverberations down to Australia. Frankie Dettori was flying often to
the Winner's Enclosure and the Godolphin team were celebrating.
One more race to come. It is on the Red Button and could Richard Hughes
ride a hat trick for the day? He is pulling on the Queen's colours. Hum
Drum is the horse. If you want to follow that and want to sta wuss, -
- stay with us, press the Red Button. There is Richard Hughes.
Your highlight of the day, Willie? It has to be the Prince of Wales
Stakes. What a great funnish -- finish. We had a big battle today
and of course, the favourite, the horse that was predicted to be the
best at Royal Ascot, but he got pipped by Frankie.
Tomorrow, we will be on air at 1.45pm on BBC One and then