Clare Balding presents coverage from day four of the event from Ascot. The Coronation Stakes is the highlight of the day, as three-year-old horses race over a mile of track.
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rain. It is growth but the rain has held off. The bandstand, around
which the racegoers gathered after the last race, to sing in
celebration and round their shoulders -- can drown their
sorrows. And this is the most famous sporting venue in Europe. A
crowd of around about 50,000 people expected today. Enjoying picnics
already. A glass or two of champagne not going amiss.
Everybody is here to have a fun, sociable occasion. And also to
enjoy the stunning day of racing. And we have seen it all at Royal
Ascot this week, we really have. It kicked off with the phenomenal
Frankel, then a knockout blow by So You Think to defeat the Queen. Then
Frankie Dettori winning his 5th performance. A superb and
Think those on to win the Prince of Wales Stakes. -- goes on. Colour
Vision! Colour Vision has won for Coronation Stakes today. Frankie
Dettori riding at Ascot for the 25th year. What a huge beast it was,
beating his Godolphin team made Barzalona. -- booster. Two wins so
far, but the other are evenly spread. Chris Mort and Joseph
O'Brien comparing heights. Joseph is not far off him. Jimmy Fortune
has some really good chances with Starscope being one of them. He is
studying form with the Johnny Murtagh, and Paul Hanagan is a man
on a mission as well. Desperate to join the winners. We have had 17
different jockeys so far registering wins with Ryan Moore
the only one to get the double. The winds are blowing strongly and
Wellington boots is the sensible option just in case the rain comes
later. The Chelsea pensioner keeping a hats on board. Sir Henry
Cecil checking his wife's fascinator. The King Edward VII is
one of our top races today and should be fascinating because it
features Astrology, the horse that was third in the Derby behind
Camelot. Willie Carson is with us and you have polished your top hat.
It is my older one but it has more shine to it. What do you think
about today? So many star performances and so many horses
capable of making the headlines. How will today pan out? We could
have royal winner. We will have to wait for the 5th race. It is a
filly, running in the Queen's Vase. Called Estimate? Yes, and I believe
the Queen will be giving the prizes. No, the Duke of Edinburgh. That
race is at 5 o'clock. Let's look at what we have in store for you on
the 4th day of Royal Ascot. Continuing our series of behind the
scenes features on the men that make racing work, and we get the
day in the life of a jockey's valet. Richard Hughes, he bares his soul
and his wife talks about how he has turned his life around. The star of
the whole week could yet be Black Caviar, the Australian Super horse
is hot favourite for the Diamond Jubilee. Unbeaten in so many races,
we assess what makes her so good. And a huge crowd of women dressed
in their finery. Suzi Perry will be looking at fashion and learning how
to make the Coronation cocktail. These are the races that we have
lined up for a 4th date of Royal Ascot. -- the 4th day. Astrology
will be trying to win the King Edward VII Stakes, having won last
year. Some great fillies in the Coronation Stakes. The Queen's Vase
could yet give the Queen her first winner of the week. Estimate has a
great chance in that. We switch to BBC Interactive for the final race,
the Buckingham Palace Stakes. Because of the rain, there are lots
of non-runners. Run Fat Lass Run in the first. The King Edward is down
to five horses. William Buick Amy Ryan is switching to Advanced.
Let's see what effect the rain has had on the course. The one thing we
have to talk about before we talk about the rain are the winds. A
very strong breeze, but it is more than that. I have to keep one hand
free to keep my hat on. It is just so strong that I am turning
sideways. It is drying out the ground and that is the biggest
thing. This course is straight, but after four millimetres of rain,
they suggest it is soft all round. That is the official going
description. But there is no doubt that the straight is quicker than
the round course. I think it will ride better. Good to soft, I would
say, more so on the straight course. We have just seen Amy Ryan getting
buffeted around. They say it is softer than the round course. On
the straight course it will still be hard, but I think it will kick
off OK. You are going to show us how windy it is with the grass test.
Extremely windy! On the straight course, especially if they turn
into the home straight coming up towards the finish line, how
difficult will it be for the horses in the winds? It is absolutely
vital to get cover. Any horse heading straight into it will be
tough, especially two year olds. Come on, but does in the direction
of a couple of winners at least. Just give me one. I think William
Buick in the first race. There horse was very impressive last time
and I think it will be great. And Global Village just to upset Willie
Carson. It used to be owned by Willie Carson but not any more.
they are going for Newfangled in the first? Where son had a share in
him, they have got that wrong. -- my son. Your tips were very good
yesterday. Joseph O'Brien has been walking the course, as he does
every day. We saw him comparing his height to Chris. He is very tall.
He will be riding Homecoming Queen, the 1000 Guineas winner, and she is
tiny. 14.2, and he is six feet. I'm surprised they are allowing Joseph
to ride her. I know that he rode the last time in Ireland, but how
does default himself away on -- he told himself away on a small horse?
I think they might have made a bit of a change. Nothing to do with the
ability of the jockey, just the shape. I think that Ryan Moore
would possibly suit the filly a bit better. A very good jockey, but six
feet. Michael Stoute does have a runner in the race, so he is
maintained for him. Frankie Dettori on Laugh Out Loud, that is a huge
chance for Mick Channon. Laugh Out Loud and Samitar are two very good
fillies. A Samitar has won in Ireland. If the ground has dried
off, she will be the one that will take some beating. She did beat
Homecoming Queen in that race in Ireland. She is by it Rock of
Gibraltar, and you would think that the product in a would not like the
soft going. -- prodigy. You could just hear the strains of Jerusalem
behind us. This green and pleasant land is green because of the rain
that falls so regularly and it is spitting again. We are splitting
our tipping duties around the team. Willie Carson did well yesterday
and it is Suzi Perry's chance to shine with John Parrott. Lovely to
have you here. Today we are going to fashion some winners for the
British public. Are you in good form? Reasonable. I had two winners
yesterday but Willie Carson did brilliantly. Little but steps to
follow him. On the first day, Mike got zero, but then he redeemed
himself with Reckless Abandon. Let's look at your selections.
like to go reach way, as it were, with horses. I am not very
confident. I am a name Pica, like many people at home. I like The
Gold Cheongsam, which is a silky dress, split to the thigh. Frankie
is riding that and he picked be a winner yesterday. Astrology. I know
there are things with this horse but I reckon this will be its day.
It did well in the derby. I think it has got a chance. It is an
easier 1.5 miles here. Liking that. Homecoming Queen for the
coronation? Soft ground, that is why I picked it. Tall jockey and
all that, but fingers crossed for think? Kieren Fallon thinks it has
got the chance. And I went for Macbeth. That could be a tragedy!
And finally Primaeval, because I am desperate for Hayley Turner to get
a win and it has been 25 years since we have had the female winner.
We wish you the best. But I have got a bone to pick with you. What
about the flirting? Jenson Button, OK, he is handsome, he drives fast
cars and he is a multi-millionaire. What was the floating about? Is
that what you women are looking for in a man? -- the flirting.
Obviously not! I would have you any day, JP. And look at your hat! This
is not a good day to wear a frisbee! Good luck! I think she is
doing a fantastic job. Anyway, she is a married woman! Kate, the royal
historian, is with us today. She has given us so much information
but we thought we would look back to the the Coronation, 1953, to see
what the royal procession looked like that. -- of the year of the
but glorious coronation year. Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of
Edinburgh in the first carriage. Her Majesty wearing a biscuit
coloured coat with a black velvet collar and a small black cat. --
hat. The Duke of Gloucester in a carriage with her. And this year
there is a photographic exhibition commemorating 60 years of the Queen
at Royal Ascot. During that time she has owned 20 winners, one of
them coming, the first of them, in 1953 with Choir Boy. That was a
particularly profitable period for Royal runners. The most successful
raised has been a Ribblesdale and the Hunt Cup, which she has won
with Estimate. Here comes the procession. As those pictures prove,
it has changed so little over the years. It could be the same, but
they are looking a tiny bit younger there. 1953, the year of the
Coronation, the great year of Elizabeth, she was incredibly
popular. On the same day of her coronation, the news came that
Edmund Hillary had conquered Everest. There was some great fancy
dress, Everest fancy dress, people dressed up as TV sets. I would
imagine a lot of the hats would have been themed around Everest.
The Queen wearing a heather will crepe dress. Joined by the Duke of
Edinburgh. And Christopher Rees Jones and Alastair Bruce.
Christopher Rees Jones is the father of the Countess of Wessex.
Often the media comment on the presence of the Midi -- on the
Bilton family, but the parents of Sophie Rhys Jones often in the
procession. She had a marvellous umbrella yesterday, but she does
not made one today. -- need one. in the second carriage, Prince
Michael of Kent, along with Princess Michael of Kent, the
chairman of the BT group, and his wife, Caroline. They are holding on
to their hats. And Prince Michael's father, Prince George of Kent.
is the Queen's cousin. They have as a long relationship with the Queen,
she is fond of him, they have had a long relationship. Princess Michael
shared the same speech coach as her father. In the third carriage, on
the far side, in the pale blue, Caroline Warren, opposite her
husband. Closest to us, the former Welsh Guards officer. A member of
that family was influential as Prince William and Prince Harry
grew up. They were devoted to her. Prince William would have been
thinking about her yesterday, on his 30th birthday. It is great to
see. The first time the Queen came was in 1945. After being shot away
during the war at Windsor Castle, it was her chance to burst out onto
the world, just over a month after the declaration of the end of the
war. It was an incredible moment for her, she was in the 80 s, she
was working as a mechanic, driving her car, she was becoming a new
woman. In the fourth carriage, the man who was in the possession
yesterday, and his wife, and a South African business tycoon,
chairman of the Swiss-based luxury goods company. And chief executive
officer of a Swiss finance company. Continuing the international
flavour. It is great to see them in the open carriages, with the
terrible rain, they might have come in cars, but the Queen has been
here every year since 1945, and that only time they came in cars
was in 2001. It was really important for her to showed herself
to the people. Ever since Queen Victoria, monarchs want to be seen,
because they know people want to see the Queen and the Duke of
Edinburgh, what they are wearing. It is also much fun. It is terribly
important to her that she is part of the procession. We can really
see her hat and an outfit. I have worked out what is making it the
Duke of Edinburgh laughed. On an hour car camera, we put a top hat,
and it is decorated differently every day. Today, it has got
different flowers on it. There it is. That is what is making him
laugh. We are not allowed to customise our top hats in the
enclosure. The Duke of Edinburgh has got such a great sense of
humour. The corgis are missing out, we are not allowed to have dogs
here. She is fond of horses, and her corgis. The first corgi was
bought for her when she was 18. Different monarchs have adopted
different breeds of dog. Charles the First would either have a
bigger war pounds or the King Charles cavalier spaniels.
mother was fond of corgis, they purchased them when she was little,
but she has been passionate about them. They do not always have the
best of temperaments, they can be snappy. You will get the wrath of
Corgi owners everywhere! They have character. They know what they want.
They are decisive. The Queen's, they have marvellous baskets.
saw Joseph O'Brien walking the course earlier, and that looks like
him and his father. They are waiting to the Queen. -- waving.
They are watching in relative peace and quiet. They are getting a
different view. The grey horses are leading the first carriage, the
carriages are well balanced, they have good suspension. When the
Queen was young, one of her favourite games was pretending to
either the governors would be a horse or the Queen would be a horse.
If the governors was a horse, the Queen would ride her around and
maker pretend to be a grocer's horse. She always looks pretending
to be a horse, to ride a horse. She was a horse-mad little girl. She
never grew out of it. She is just as fond of them as she has ever
been. She still writes regularly through Windsor. -- ride. She used
to ride at Trooping The Colour. She is a skilful rider. It gives her a
huge amount of pleasure. It is marvellous exercise. As we pointed
out, the procession takes a different path every day, to save
the ground. It is on its closest to the grandstand. The rain is
starting to spit, but the carriage is still open, so that the crowd
can get a clear view of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. And of
Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent. It is wonderful to
remember what it was like for our ancestors to travel in coaches like
this. When I was coming up to Ascot, I was behind a carriage, and it was
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the national anthem, played by the band of the Coldstream Guards.
Ascot is a short journey for the Queen from Windsor Castle, but in
her 60 years as monarch, she has undertaken 261 official overseas
visits, 96 state visits, to 116 different countries. It is non-stop,
she is our most troubled monarch. She sees herself as the Queen of
the Commonwealth. She thinks it is important that she visits
continually. When she was a child, when her parents went away on their
big tours, they did not take her, she was at home. She was a little
baby. But it is different now, when monarchs travel, they take their
children with them. That is a role that has been taken on by the
younger members of the family. Kate and William are given the
travelling, it is very important for the younger ones to take on the
mantle, because it is exhausting for the Queen to keep up the pace.
On the foreign visits, the Queen has received some interesting gifts,
two tortoises in the Seychelles in 1972, a bull elephant by the
President of Cameroon in 1972, to mark her silver wedding anniversary,
and two black beavers in Canada. would like an elephant! My
favourite ever was given to her on her wedding, two pieces of burnt
toast, which were sent because two ladies heard the news of the
engagement and they were so excited, they burned their toast, and they
thought they had better send it in to prove they were excited. Later
on, we will see the Queen's colours in action once again, the purple
body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with a
gold fringe. It is not a gold Tassel! Those were inherited by
those used by King Edward VII. was a great fan of racing. Queen
Victoria had success, but King Edward VII put his heart and soul
into racing. He loved but forces, the social occasion,... -- he loved
the horses. He loved this celebration, the whole look. He had
some incredibly successful horses. Diamond Jubilee won the Derby for
him in 1900. Exactly. Charles II, most of his racing would have been
done at Newmarket, but that would be one of the earlier instances of
a monarch being really keen. Queen Anne was the first one,...
first one here. She thought, we should have our own racehorse.
Riding was so important for the monarch in the old days, because
that was the way to lead into battle, you had to be good at
horsemanship. Was Elizabeth the first a good rider? She was
marvellous, very skilful, and that was crucial. Presumably Elizabeth
the first would have ridden side- saddle? Yes. She was very skilled,
very fast, and very successful. What was once an important job is
now something that is a bit more ceremonial, but I love the fact the
family are still so keen on horses. The Queen, her first horse was
given to her, a Shetland pony, by her grandfather, and she called it
piggy. Queen Victoria's first was called Dickie the donkey. He was
very fast, apparently. The key the donkey! -- Dickey! They will make
their way up to the royal box. For the first time, they have built a
box on the padded side of the grandstand. The Duke of Edinburgh
looked down on the runners from that box. It has got a smart front
on it. Let's hope they watch a winner today. I have got my fingers
crossed for Estimate. The box is on the other side. Everything adapts,
they can walk straight across a private bridge and then, out on the
paddock side, to get a good few of the horses. Hopefully, she will
watch a winner today. The 50s was her time, so perhaps she will get
it right in the next decade to come. Fantastic staff, and stay and enjoy
the racing. I cannot wait. I have got some money on it, I have got to
get my kitchen done! Let's focus on the racing. The runners are making
their way into the paddock for the first race, the Albany Stakes.
Of the big five races, the Coronation Stakes is the most open,
there is no red hot, odds-on favourite. Device brings together
the winner of the Irish and English 1000 guineas. There were three
burners from this race, Laugh Out Loud, Starscope and Homecoming
Queen. At this stage, she is in front. But now, she zooms away.
opens up, she revelled in the conditions. At this point, you
thought she would get swallowed up, 1000 Guineas, this is the most
progressive performance that we have seen. It was like a freak
result because she won by such a big difference. That was the market.
This is the Irish 1000 Guineas, and exactly the same distance from the
winning line at the start of a clip that we have just genuinely English
1000 Guineas. Homecoming Queen in front. But in the orange jacket on
Samitar, Martin Harley. When he wants to go past, he does. He does
and the difference is the ground. That is the big difference. She is
just not able to open up. He cannot get a breather like Ryan Moore. In
the orange colours, you can see. Samitar goes on to win that and
Ishvana second. The Homecoming Queen in 4th place. What do we make
of it? She will have slightly softer ground today than she did
then. And their record has proved that soft ground is almost
necessary for her. I think there is no doubt about that. But they will
not let her go like they did in the 1000 Guineas. Because they know
what she is capable of. She has an easy lead. A fascinating contest,
the most open of the five races this week. Those two and some other
very good filly is lining up. Of course they are fillies, so they
will be feeling better with the wet weather receding. Yes. It is an
interesting race to see how they will perform. The Coronation Stakes,
at 3:45pm. This was the happiest man on the
racecourse yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed. He cheered home a 1- two
in the Gold Cup with Colour Vision. His wife has also had a winner this
week with joviality. We will be hoping for more to come. She has
Newfangled in his opening race, the Albany Stakes. Newfangled riding
for John Gosden. Let's look at the field for the Albany Stakes. Two-
year-old fillies. A very interesting first race that we have
here today. And an interesting second race as well, the ever the
7th Stakes. Some of these horses ran in the Derby. -- the egg with
the 7th Stakes. In a Ribblesdale, the form did not necessarily carry
on. Princess Highway absolutely romped home. Will Astrology and
Thought Worthy do better in the Edward VII? We will see. These are
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the runners and riders in the first Stakes. Our first race on day four.
that already on the Queen's Vase, �50,000 at 6-1. Mick Fitzgerald was
talking about as sensitive the fillies are to the weather. It has
been a horrible spring with the cold weather and rain. That can
mean that the form can be turned on its head. Despite the fact
Newfangled was a decent win on soft ground last time, and is very well
fancied for this one, won at Newmarket over six furlongs, that
does look like the strongest form but I am not sure we have a proper
pecking order yet with the two- year-old fillies. This is a good
filly. She won three-and-a-half lengths at Newmarket. I know that
the camp were very impressed because she beat one of their
fillies. They said this was a good filly. New Approach won the Derby.
He will be a sensation in a stallion ranks because he has
already had the best two-year-old so far. She is quite a bit silly.
She is not small. She does not look like a two-year-old type. She
stands over a lot of ground and she has put that performance at
Newmarket in. You have to respect that this filly is the favourite.
Quite a few in this field have only had one run and are not beaten. One
of those is Amazonas, trained by Ted Dunlop. Yes, Amazonas, well-
bred filly, who made a good first impression. At Yarmouth. Yes, she
won one of this race. I think the run up did not run particularly
well in a commentary but we like her and she ran very well. -- in
the commentary. She looks like a very neat two year old, seeing her
go round the paddock. She looks like an early Furley. Did she
suggest to you that she would come to hand very quickly? She only ran
two weeks ago. She is walking past us now. She is a good-looking
Furley. A mother was 4th in the Queen Mary. This is a good race.
Willie Carson has been discussing this a lot. I ran against her at
Newmarket and I think she is pretty good. Thank you for talking to us
and good luck. Willie Carson gets worried many things people are
listening in on us. The whole world is listening in! -- when he thinks
people are listening in. Trying to keep The Gold Cheongsam calm before
she get onto the course. She has run ones. The third at Goodwood.
She is an attractive type and will definitely run much better than she
did first time out. She ran green that day, and if she had not run
green, she might have run. She looks as though she is ready. She
is prancing. Ready to go. trainer will probably walk onto the
course with her. He has won this race twice before and those are the
previous winners have been beaten on their only start. -- bows of
those previous winners. She has a similar profile to his other
winners. Richard Hughes is a man desperate for winner. We did last
night that a week at Royal Ascot does improve your manners! Making
the point that you have to keep on smiling and hope that your luck
changes. They think a lot of hassle. She was disappointing last time out
and needs to bounce back. -- Tassel. Yes, she is a winner, but she ran
badly last time. They say that she pulled up lame. The stallion that
she is by, he liked the cut in the ground, so the ground should suit
her. But is she good enough? They have just one third-placed runner
this week, so they are trailing in the wake of the others in terms of
trying to be leading jockey. Ryan Moore is now the favourite for that.
William Buick has one win and some placed efforts. Joseph O'Brien got
one winner, two seconds and a third. Frankie Dettori won the Gold Cup
yesterday. Johnny Murtagh and Richard Hughes not on that board. A
couple of the big names are still wanting to get back into that
prized position. It emphasises how tough it is here this week. Some
big yards have not had winners either, like Michael Stoute.
have said this is the toughest place to get winners, Royal Ascot.
Jamie Spencer has not had a win a yet. He is on Agent Allison. He is
retained as the owner. Jamie Spencer has won this race on each
of his three rides in it at prices of 10-1, 15-1 and 16-1. Not a bad
record! At this race throws up good horses. It was won last year by
Samitar, who went on to win the Irish 1000 Guineas, and is one of
the fancied horses for the Coronation Stakes today. Let's have
a look at information from the various yards, and whether that is
a leading to support for different horses. Agent Allison is joint
second favourite. A �20,000 that has just been struck on Newfangled.
-- �20,000 bet. Those fillies now settling as they are getting away
from the crowd and getting into their canters ride. They look much
more relaxed. This is Eddie Ahern on board Sendmylovetorose. Oliver,
the Irish-based trainer, sent her over. She has had one run and she
won. It was her maiden race. I do not know much about the trainer.
earned her when she won the first race. -- he owned her. The owners
and the trainer obviously think that she is very good because they
are bringing her over here to run in the Albany Stakes. They are
running for prize of �26,000, so not bad! We will look at some of
the others as well because it is important to see how they are
behaving and looking. Stevie Donohoe taking the ride on All On
Red. Toby Coles is the trainer of this. The first Ascot runner for
him, based at Newmarket and only training for 18 months. She has got
decent form. She won over six furlongs on soft ground. She looked
up against it last time out. seems to have a bit of temperament.
The Horse Whisperer is getting the horses into the stalls and they are
at her head. He will be giving her that sweet called to get this done
nice and quietly. -- sweet call. She had got a temper. This is
another of the Richard Hannon Fillies. Equitania, second to
Premier Steps six weeks ago. Travelled well in the race there.
It is interesting that Richard Hughes does not want to writer and
his riding -- does not want to ride her and is riding Tassel. There is
no reason why Ryan Moore will not be on the wrong horse here. Memory
was a very good filly in 2010, with temperament unfortunately. Tom
Queally on Judy In Disguise, taking over the ride from Bill Turner's
grandson. He trains a way down in Devon. Bill Turner usually does
very well with two year-olds. This is a filly with much more ability
than he normally get. He obviously thinks that she should be taking a
chance in a Group race. They have gone for more experienced jockey.
They seem to be checking my shoes on the Godolphin runner, Kosica.
She was a narrow win at Haydock last month on her debut. She does
not look to be as good as the others, but his half-sister to a
sprinter in America. She ran green that does so she will improve but
the price is 25 to one. She has got her away from the other horses.
They had been looking at her shoes. James Joseph Fortune, riding
Starscope in the Coronation, and here he is on board the third
Richard Hannon runner, Light Up My Life. These fillies normally do
very well. He is not as good with his colt, but he is very good with
his fillies. She won at Newbury in May, a 15 runner maiden race. Our
favourite is Newfangled. Hello! Steady! Light Up My Life is
panicking. She had her blind on. Now, she can see, and she will
the runners, being led around by one of their team, perhaps a lad
from John Gosden's yard. All of these fillies, getting them in the
stalls, it is not easy, because most of them have and the ever run
once in their life, they have been round a paddock with a big crowd
humming and hissing around them. They do not understand the noise,
they have never had it before. It is a big experience for them, this
race. John Gosden said after the win on the second day, after they
lost a promising horse, he says racing is a game of a poising
forces -- opposing forces, of Sandown's. It certainly is.
William Buick, he could have been badly injured. I remember the day
after he got off his winner, his knee buckled, so he banged his knee
on that fall. Something has trouble at the stalls, they are looking.
William Buick is in contention to Pete the champion jockey. Four more
to go forward for the opening race of Royal Ascot, on the fourth day.
Two-year-old fillies. Mickael Barzalona grabbing the ear of
Kosika. She will need some force from the handlers as well. Their
Beko. She inches reluctantly forward. Let's join Jim McGrath.
She is being stubborn. She won at Haydock, she showed a lot of
promise. It is different here, the different atmosphere entirely.
There is a bit of a buzz around. There was when she went down the
post. She has got nervous. Sendmylovetorose just went into the
stalls. Purple, with light green diamonds, sleeves and cap. William
Buick on Newfangled. He is having a persuade her to go forward? She is
the only one out of line. One of there is getting very restless.
Sendmylovetorose. She has got very restless. She is out of the stalls.
She is limping away. -- Eddie Ahern is limping away. This is very
unfortunate for the filly. She is an Irish filly, trained by Andy
Oliver. A nasty experience for her. Eddie Ahern is walking away. He is
very lucky to have got away with that. That is a frightening moment.
There he is, limping around. He will be very happy he is out of
there. When a young horse gets really excited, really nervous and
fractious, there is not a great deal you can do. Andy Oliver is the
trainer. It looks like they are going to try... The horse is up OK,
which is great news. That is Sendmylovetorose. She appears to be
all right, but a nasty experience for her. They have taken the saddle
of, she will not run. That will leave 15 runners. We have got one
more out, Judy In Disguise, Tom Queally. Let's see if she will take
her place. The vets are having a look. Just to see if she was harmed.
They are checking her hind legs to see if she is OK. The vets will
always have a look at any horse who is involved in any sort of incident
like that. The utmost care is taken to see that they are fit and OK to
take part. If there is any doubt, they take them out. She seems to be
trotting OK. Tom Queally is back in the saddle. Kosika, they seem to
have lost the battle with her. Judy In Disguise goes in. I do not think
Kosika will go in. Light Up My Life is away smartly. Judy In Disguise,
and Newfangled. Not far away, Ana Emaratiya. And a tussle. On the
near side, Mary's Daughter is further back. A Equitania in the
centre. It is Newfangled, taking them along. Then, Judy In Disguise.
Followed by Ana Emaratiya, and PASOK, and Premier Steps and Mary's
Daughter. Further back, Amazonas. They were followed by Becky Lou.
William Buick inside, and a look at Newfangled. She has opened up a gap
in the twinkling of an eye. It is capital letter newfangled. She is
six lengths clear. She is racing away with this. She is getting a
bit weary, but she is going to win. It is tied for second place,
Premier Steps and Agent Allison. Followed by Amazonas, followed
further back by Becky Lou and Ana Emaratiya, followed by Light Up My
Life, and then Mary's Daughter. Tassel is the last to finish. Be
very impressive performance by Newfangled, this filly. Trained by
John Gosden. Ridden by William Buick. It is bolting in. Kit is
tied for second place. On the nearside, Agent Allison, on the far
side, Premier Steps. Behind them, Amazonas in fourth place. Then, The
Gold Cheongsam. They were followed by Becky Lou, and a gap to Ana
Emaratiya. Further back, Mary's Daughter, and then Light Up My Life,
and behind them, Judy In Disguise, Equitania, Shafaani, and the tussle
his last. The winner is Newfangled. Ridden by William Buick. There is
Eddie Ahern, going into the ambulance. There is the horse. That
is Sendmylovetorose. She appears to be OK, but a nasty experience.
There is the winner, a pleasant experience for her. She won last
time at Newmarket, two weeks ago. She is a very talented filly. She
had that race want in about three strides. She got a bit tired
towards the line, but she still won by three or four lengths. Two-and-
a-half lengths. And a short head. William Buick ride the winner of
the Albany Stakes, -- Newfangled. The bid has gone through her mouth,
she was difficult to steer, but the Princess can celebrate her second
win of the week. Next time, I bet she will have an Australian
noseband all a bit with bigger sides, to stop that happening,
because she wants to go to the right all the time, and William
wants to make her stay straight. She was handing it, and you could
see it was coming through. It has come all the way through. A very
pleased trainer. She was impressive. The stallion, the best course, the
best filly, he has not had many runners so far, but my goodness.
She has justified favouritism in style. The price looks generous,
because she had the victory after four strides. William Buick had two
winners last year, Nathaniel and Beach Fire, and he has matched that
already this year. He has more chances to come. She is a filly
that will develop. She is quite big. Normally, the winners of short and
strong, but this one is lengthy, quite tall. Quite flat sided. The
only thing she can do is develop, get stronger, and when she gets
stronger, she will go faster. I do not know how far she will get. I do
not know the family, but she will end up being... I wonder whether
the pieces were a bit too long. Normally with bridles, they set it
high in the mouth. Already criticising?! If you look at it,...
It is fine there. I just wonder, they have gone to the top notch on
the bridle, and they cannot go any higher. Either she has got a long
mouth or her cheeks are quite short, and therefore the bridle is a bit
big. I am just making an observation. It is not a problem.
They will find something to suit her. She will run in a different
bridle! It has not stopped her, and it has not had any effect, and she
has one very well. Newfangled. It is all part of the service! Here
he is, William Buick. Coming into the enclosure. All jockeys are
reporting that the ground is soft. The time, 4.32. -- 4.32 outside the
record. This is a good filly. She raced a bit keen in the early
stages, but she did accelerate, when asked, at the two-furlong
marker. She is going to be a very smart type. She did the first time
out as well. Sheikh Mohammed will be delighted. The Princess in her
lucky green colours. They were carried to victory by the sire of
this filly. The winner, a favourite to start the day, that makes a nice
for the Guineas. Newfangled being congratulated by
all of the connections in the paddock. I will hopefully Crapper a
word with the Princess. -- I will hopefully grab a word. Would you
mind having a quick chat? I understand... It is wonderful to
have her, she is really special. We were talking about how much
Machiavellian there is in her, so have your horses winning. And she
is a favourite for next season as well. Fingers crossed. William
Buick is here, too. Many congratulations. It looked as
though she was taking you to the front rather than you wanting to be
there. I was the passenger and that was not the plan because of the
strong headwind. But the thing is, she jumped first, nothing else
jumped in front of me. You know, when you fight resources, there is
only one winner, the race course, not the jockey. -- the racehorse.
She has got a lot of quality. I liked her all along and it is nice
to have another winner at Royal Ascot. The impression when she won
at Newmarket was that she was very good. She was showing signs to you
that she was above average. Absolutely. At Newmarket she ran on
soft ground and still won very well. She has good quality. How far will
she get? Six is no maximum. -- her maximum. Very impressive. It was
the plan to settle in behind the pace, but she had other ideas.
There was a strong headwind and I understand that you want to sit in
the slipstream, like with Formula One drivers. But she has a lot of
speed and she did it very well. She has always been athletic. We liked
her, even when she was 10-1 and nobody else did. She is a very good
filly. Let's have a little holiday. We will not rush in July. We will
wait until August. Everybody is saying she is the favourite for the
Guineas, with prices from 8-1 up to 16-1. At home she looks like she
can do any trick because she was settled but today she just decided
to go. It is my job to settle her down. She is a Machiavellian, so we
will see. That is all for the future. This is how Newfangled won
today. We have heard a lot about her so we will look at the other
horses. She is already in front and has basically won the race already.
Further behind, Equitania, she did not settle very well. Agent Allison
in the pink and green. On the right, Becky Lou. She was not one of the
obvious ones but she was not beaten that far in the end. You'll see her
flashing past the post in 5th place. She did very well to overcome a
slow jump out of the start. Equitania was very keen early on in
the race and did not do herself any favours. Jamie Spencer, we spoke to
him, and he was delighted with his source. She just needs probably a
mile, even at this stage. -- delighted with his horse.
stakes over seven furlongs next time, maybe, one furlong more.
Richard Hannon's filly. She has been surrounded by horses and will
not settle, which is difficult. the back, you want them to relax
and she certainly did not. Newfangled, miles ahead. You heard
the train are talking about the York meeting in a couple of months,
towards the end of August. And then the group one race, the top level
the vision for two-year-old fillies, which is at Newmarket have further
in the season in September. -- top- level the vision. Newfangled might
be favourite for next year's 1000 Guineas at market. The William
Buick, each of these winners at Royal Ascot, the 5th of his career,
cementing his position as the bright young thing. He is 24 next
month. His father was a champion in Scandinavia. He was born in a way
that he is a bright young talent and a great horseman. A very good
jockey. Given that he is riding with a slight injury, which he is
getting over... He looks all right! I think he is such a talent. We
have mores intercom and our chance to look at the fashion and feel the
atmosphere of this great meeting. - - we have more to come. And now a
chance to look at the fashion. There are some beauties today.
People having to hang onto their hats because of the winds. Lots of
red this year with Carole Middleton wearing it very well yesterday. It
is television on Wednesday. The reason men dress in this manner is
because of Beau Brummell, the friend of George IV in the 1820's,
who decreed that men should dressed in an understated way so that the
women could shine. Beau Brummell took five hours to get ready every
day and to shine his shoes with champagne. Do you do that? Orange
juice, which is better at 8:30am! You are a darling of the magazines.
Multi-award-winning fashion designer and sharing this week.
we have just had our show this time upstairs. We showed my personal
archive selection of my favourite pieces, which was a mixture of
great day wear, cocktail wear, and some while pieces and some pieces
where people will say what the hell was that? Let's bring in the girls
and talk about the beautiful dresses. This is one of our
signature pieces. We have laser work. Hand knotted, pretty much all
made by hand. It is haute couture. It is one of the most popular
pieces from the spring-summer collection. A real favourite of
mine. That is stunning. You are known for crazy prints as well.
are a mixture of structured pieces and some strong print work, which
we do not appear but is on the video clip. This is a double bond a
clever piece. This has been a great piece. -- double bonded leather
piece. That would not make it into the royal enclosure but it is for
the red carpet. Not with the regulation now. But nice for the
show. How important is it for someone like you to be dressing
celebrities? It is phenomenally important. For an independent label
like mine, not a global brand, to have that support is fantastic and
very essential to our business. This is very intricate. I love the
detail on the top. Swarovski Crystal pearls, making little
clusters. Three weeks' worth of hand embroidery to make that. And
specially woven lace in Switzerland, all designed in-house. It has
transparency with that slip underneath it. Strong elegance but
beautiful as well. Quirky elegance. It is stunning. Thank you very much.
Just a quick note, because people will be looking and thinking, how
much does that cost? They are extraordinary, but actually you do
see beautiful creations on High Street these days. Totally. Why do
I straight line for a new look, which is fantastically good. -- I
do a High Street line. Whatever it is that you are buying, it should
be the best quality, the best workmanship, the best embroidery
that you can get for that price. There are good quality fabrics and
designs for everybody to burst -- purchase. Thank you. The next race
is the King Edward VII, over a mile-and-a-half. Sometimes called
the Ascot Derby. We have two interesting runners coming from
Epsom, the third and the 4th, Astrology and Thought Worthy. Ryan
Moore Road Astrology at Epsom as Shantaram to Thought Worthy.
This is welcome to see, Eddie Ahern back in the Jockey room. I suspect
that the video will look at him because he is in pain. -- the
physiotherapist. We have had some nasty incidents with horses in the
stalls, including at the 1000 Guineas. But Eddie Ahern is OK and
it is a very tough job. We will leave before he takes off all of
his clothes! Did you see what happened yesterday? I think the
filly fell on top of Eddie Ahern and he banged his knee. It was in
the stalls and they are made of metal so he was proved quite badly.
We wish him all the best. He has got the pills. Yes, four times a
day! It can be pretty dangerous. Absolutely. You were due to be
riding in the next race but William Buick has switched to Thought
Worthy, so you will be helping us. Yesterday, we could have called it
Ladies' Day, we could have all that Gold Cup day, but it was -- we
could have called it Gold Cup day, but it was Frankie Dettori's day!
Did it mean a bit? It was great. The Gold Cup is one of the best
races at Royal Ascot. Winning for the 5th time, to be presented by
the Queen, it was a special day. He does not get any better than this.
I think you summed this up better than anyone. My valet said, it do
not kiss me on the mouth because he got stick from his wife!
epitomise the joy of racing because when you are, you are really up.
you do not get excited at Royal Ascot there is no point in doing it.
You are riding the best horses in the world and when you win, it
means a lot. Don't you feel sorry for the jockeys that are not riding
winners? There are lots of them! I was one of those. Until yesterday!
The Gold Cup is very special. Absolutely. Plus, the Godolphin
team, we had a quiet time in the spring and everybody was down in
the dumps, and it means a lot to everybody. It boosts morale. There
was bumping between you and Barzalona. You had the inquiry. He
did not say anything. You said what you wanted to say. They were
galloping for 2 1/4 miles. They came to the last bit. They were
tired and rolling around. The stewards are very fair. There was
never any doubt. Colour Vision was the best horse in the race. And you
won out right. When horses go that far, they get tired. They roll
around. Luckily it was not bad enough to be disqualified. It was
interesting yesterday because we so rarely get the sound. It is like
being back at school in front of the headmaster! We had to stand
with our hands behind our backs in my day. Everybody referring to
reach other as Mr Barzalona and so on! Then we leave and we kill each
other! Was embarrassed because he was very quiet in there? He has not
been in this country very much. His English is getting better. He will
learn. You will be able to stick the knife in it next year it.
forget, we are running for the same boss! We cannot complain that much.
This is the 25th Royal Ascot. You must have been 16 when you started.
Can you remember? Yes, it was for Clive. I was seven-stone seven. I
am nowhere near that now! remember your first winner. Mark of
Distinction. He went past me. was 18. You always remember every
race that you win. I remember the Queen Alexandra in 1996. Every race
is a championship race. Do you always get tired in that phrase? I
always get halfway round and my knees start to go. You want a horse
that troubled because you can get tired really quickly! -- that
travels. Think about the Grand National! That is 4.5 miles.
have been showing you Features this week about the people that work
every single day in racing, at the glamorous and the non-glamorous
ones. The people that the jockeys really depend on, the ballot. And
this is a day in the life of David. He is nicknamed Musty. The most
important thing is a preparation. These bags were dropped in my
garage last night at about midnight. Everything clean and ready to go
their backs and colours. I rode badly, so we ended up in this job.
It is brilliant to still be involved. The best thing in this
week is the atmosphere. It is better than being in Folkestone on
a Monday! It is a bit quick, everybody is focused. Certain
jockeys like to have banter. If things are not going well, you
might catch the wrath of it all. Basically, we get on all right.
Everybody gets treated the same. We have got Johnny Murtagh, Richard
Hughes, Tom Queally. The time is 11:30am, I am preparing to the
saddles for the first, second and third races. They will start
drifting dinner. Five minutes to have a cup of coffee. The calm
before the storm. Johnny has not got much time, he is riding the 4pm
here and the six-hour 5:00pm at Leopardstown. We are just waiting
jockey has to come back, get a different saddle, different colours.
You have got a turnaround of about four minutes, and if you make a
mistake, it throws you. What could go wrong? The wrong set of colours.
Suddenly, you have got to find the next set of colours. If it does not
run smoothly, the race is not great, so it is very important to keep the
race is on time. I have never tried any other job. I am happy, and
hopefully they will have a few winners between them.
A day in the life of a ballet, and they take home the breeches and
they wash them, their work never ends! Thank you! It is nice to see
your working life! He has got nothing to do at the moment, it is
fine! Let's move ahead, and look at the runners for the next race.
Thought Worthy, Frankie Dettori was due to ride that walls.
He has got a couple of exciting days coming up. You have got a
Thought Worthy here, ran very well at the Derby, the indications are
that he is over the exertions? is the hope. Those of the
indications. He looks terrific. What about turning around the form
with Astrology? Very difficult. It is always difficult, no matter what
kind of a race you are in! You have got two other runners today,
Gatewood, so impressive at Epsom. We are looking forward to seeing
Gatewood. The only question, does he tolerate the soft as he does the
good? But he is a genuine horse. Tomorrow, another very exciting
course. He is winning and winning. How good could he be? He could be
fairly good. The vein is an enormous help for him. The most
satisfying thing for you, all three are home breads. All four. I have
one on a suicide mission, now I know what the kamikazes were like!
Good luck with Thought Worthy. I have been joined by a
professional punter. A good thing, Astrology? He should be. He got
softened up early, and he did well to keep up the gallop. The only
succumbed in the latter stages. wonder if that has taken the edge
off him. He is a robust horse, he can go on soft ground, so he should
be fine. The best bet is in the 4:25pm, Mijhaar. He was a good
third place in the last time around. He is well drawn, I am keeping the
faith. Good liquid that one. Astrology is now 4-6. A 50,000
pound bet on Astrology, just a stroke behind me.
Let's look at the favourite. Ryan Moore rode him in the Derby as a
pacemaker, really. A pacemaker for Camelot. But a bloody good
pacemaker! He finished in third place. At one stage, he looked like
winning it. You can see where Camelot came from. How impressed
were you with the speed Camelot showed? On this form, there is no
way that the roles should be reversed. He gave him an inch, and
he went past him with ease, and only Camelot got him at the end.
was just devastating when he suddenly took off, but do not be
too dismayed in terms of how far Her astrologer gets beaten. -- how
far Astrology gets beaten. I would imagine Brian Moore would
understand that he will ride him steadier. There are only five
runners. When you get the small field, you do not always get the
same sort of fast pace that you would end the Derby. In the Derby,
they go off at a good gallop. Today, it will be a more pedestrian pace.
A more even pace. He might do the same as what he did at Chester.
I do not think any other force -- any other horse will make the
running. That is what he did at Chester, and at Epsom. He can just
see Noble Mission, the brother to Frankel. He was breathtaking,
Frankel. 11 lengths, it is unheard. This horse is making good steadier
progress, and it is unfair to talk about him in the same breath as
Frankel, but he is a character, he needs the road on him, but he is
getting there. This is a mile and a half horse, and they are brothers!
You never know what will happen. He is not as strong as Frankel, he is
smaller, not a stronger. Henry Cecil looking for an eighth win in
this race. He has got Noble Mission and Thomas June the -- Thomas
Chippendale. Ryan Moore on-board Astrology. They
are offered. The Kindle did the seventh Stakes. -- King Edward VII
Stakes. Thought Worthy in second place, Noble Mission behind him.
Followed by Thomas Chippendale, and then, Initiator. A steady pace,
Delyn to the first furlong and a half. Astrology dictating terms. In
second place, Thought Worthy, just trying to tuck in behind, getting
in the slipstream of the leader. Behind him, Noble Mission, with the
pink cap, on the inside of Thomas Chippendale. All the time, running
down. The leader is Astrology. Fairly close to the inside rail. He
leads by two legs. Then, Thought Worthy, Thomas Chippendale, Noble
Mission, and Initiator. Six-and-a- half furlongs out. Astrology
dictating terms, from Thought Worthy. They were third and fourth
in the Derby. Let's see if the Epsom form translates into an Ascot
success, unlike yesterday. Behind them, Noble Mission. All the time,
they are running back towards home. Still, Astrology. Ford were the on
the outside. Noble Mission inside. They are raising up to walk the
half-mile. It is still Astrology. Then, Thought Worthy. He is edging
closer. Then, Noble Mission. Four away, Thomas Chippendale and
Initiator. The leader on the far side, Astrology, being chased by
Thought Worthy. On the outside, Thomas Chippendale. In the centre,
Noble Mission. A furlong and a half to go. Thought Worthy feared left.
Noble Mission is knuckling down. Followed by Thomas Chippendale.
Noble Mission in the lead. But now, Thomas Chippendale on the near side.
It is Thomas Chippendale for Johnny Murtagh. It is Thomas Chippendale
who wins. Half a length to Noble Mission, and half-a-length to
Thought Worthy. Then, a gap to Astrology, and a long gap to
Initiator. The winner is Thomas Chippendale, a classic Johnny
Murtagh ride. He has beaten Noble Mission, Tom Queally. Sir Henry
Cecil first and second. Back in third place, Thought Worthy,
William Buick. In fourth place, Astrology, Ryan Moore. Thomas
Chippendale on the outside. Many came from that late. It wins by
half-a-length. Then, Noble Mission in the centre. Frankel's brother. A
neck away in third place, Thought Worthy. Then, a long gap to
Astrology. Astrology went out like a light. Back in fifth place,
Initiator. When William Buick goes, he Beer's very sharply left. For a
couple of strides, this has inconvenienced Noble Mission in the
centre. He did not quite have the squeeze to hold his position, but
he knuckles down. He shows a lot of staying power. Eventually, on the
right, it is Thomas Chippendale who swoops. He has got a late surge out
of this, Johnny Murtagh. A beautiful ride. He has caught up to
when it narrowly. Half a length and a neck, the official distance. Two
minutes 35.41. The first and second for Sir Henry
Cecil, what a week. It started with Frankel, and now Thomas Chippendale
comes through. Thought Worthy left behind to win the King Edward VII
Stakes. Johnny Murtagh are benefiting from Tom Queally's
decision. Noble Mission was governed the best of all of them.
Would he get a gap? He gets knocked sideways by Thought Worthy. The
hands away from the whip of William Buick and he interferes with Noble
Mission. I do not think he interfered with the result. But the
winner just saw the distance out a lot better than Noble Mission.
Thomas Chippendale. There is the owner. It is nice to see him having
a winner here at Royal Ascot. He has had a lot of success here.
Especially with his two-year-old son. -- his two-year-old horses. He
is doing the happy dance, and getting a kiss from a young girl.
Thomas Chippendale stayed really well. Unfortunately, not for the
others, but Astrology, the best horse in the race, everything
seemed to go well for him, there was nothing wrong, but the Derby
has paid the penalty. It is only 21 days since the Derby, and it is
obvious that the horse has not fully recovered from the exertions
that day. The first winner of the week for Johnny Murtagh, his 39th
in his career. Henry Cecil extends his record, eight wins coming in
this race, he has been extremely successful, with very good horses.
Thomas Chippendale, the latest. A fantastic record and a fantastic
week for Sir Henry Cecil. Frankel winning, in spectacular form. Then,
this was winning as well, Thomas Chippendale. The owner has invested
a small fortune in racing. Over jumps and on the Flat. His jumping
has dwindled. He is concentrating every owner is after and he has
achieved that today. Johnny Murtagh, that was a really good bit of
horsemanship. He got that horse home. There were some tricky
moments at the end. He managed to get it home. As Abson takes its
toll again, let's check the full result.
The winner of the King Edward Stakes, Thomas Chippendale,
massively improved. Well done to Sir Henry Cecil. The only other
winner for Sir Henry Cecil refused to race last year. So technically
this is his only win. He has a lovely head. Not as strong as Noble
Mission. He is a nice type of horse. He has improved so much to win
today. When you won at Newmarket, his handicap was 86. I would
imagine, talking figures today, that would have been over 100.
Let's hear from Johnny Murtagh. When Noble Mission came alongside
you, you thought that was it? to get organised. He was a bit
green and raw. I put my stick down and changed hands and he
accelerated to the line. He is still a baby, still learning. It is
great to ride a winner at the -- for Cecil. It was great. We have
not got much time before we switch channel, so thank you for talking
to us. A pleasure. Johnny Murtagh, another jockey with his name on the
winners' board. That is the tiny Homecoming Queen, the diminutive
Philippe that his favourite for the Coronation Stakes. -- diminutive
filly. He will be ridden by Aidan O'Brien for his father. Samitar 4
Mick Channon. We were talking to Friday did Terry, and he is really
keen for Laugh Out Loud. -- to Frankie Dettori. He should be
because he has got a really good chance. He could do the same as
what Henry Cecil did there, the one two. Homecoming Queen is a tiny
filly. Her form on soft ground is very good. It is when she runs on
the firm ground... I will not say it is rubbish but not good. She has
to have cut in the ground to show off her best. There is a strong
headwind down the cause. Maybe she has got an advantage because she is
so little. Like hitting a shot in the goal! The Coronation Stakes is
coming up on BBC Two. We have three more live races for you before we
Day four of the event which has been part of the sporting and social fabric of the nation for nearly 250 years.
Every day the meeting begins with the royal procession, featuring four horse-drawn carriages bringing HM the Queen and her party to the course.
The Coronation Stakes is the highlight of the day. Contested by three-year-old fillies over a mile, the contest was won in authoritative fashion in 2011 by France's Immortal Verse - a fitting result in an increasingly international gathering.
Clare Balding hosts the coverage from Ascot. She is joined by Willie Carson, Mick Fitzgerald, Rishi Persad, Suzi Perry, Ian Bartlett and John Parrott. Race commentary comes from Jim McGrath.