Royal Ascot: Hollie Doyle rides initial winner although Golden Horde claims Commonwealth Cup victory

Royal Ascot: Hollie Doyle rides first winner while Golden Horde claims Commonwealth Cup victory

Hollie Doyle claimed her first Royal Ascot earn on 33-1 shot Scarlet Dragon just after Golden Horde held off Kimari to acquire the Commonwealth Cup on working day 4.

Doyle rode Scarlet Dragon to victory in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes to sign up for Homosexual Kellaway and Hayley Turner on the Ascot roll of honour.

“This indicates a large total and it will get a monkey off my back,” she mentioned.

“You get there each individual year with substantial hopes, but it truly is extremely hard to get winners. This is the icing on the cake.”

Doyle presently retains the file for range of winners ridden in a calendar 12 months by a lady right after her 116 victories in 2019.

And it was a satisfied reunion with the Alan King-experienced Scarlet Dragon, who she rode to victory as an apprentice for her 1st big handicap earn at Newmarket in 2016.

“I can’t genuinely put it into words and there are so quite a few persons to thank,” added the 23-calendar year-old.

“Hayley has been there and carried out it and ridden Team 1 winners. I can rarely visualize accomplishing that myself, but I know it is doable just one day.

“My intention is to improve 12 months on yr ability-clever so I’ve been fortunate to get the possibilities, but I’ve however bought a lengthy way to go.”

There was also a landmark accomplishment for Frankie Dettori as he claimed his 70th Royal Ascot victory when Fanny Logan came from last to first for a decisive victory in the Hardwicke Stakes.

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“It truly is excellent to get 70 winners – now I want 71!” he claimed later on.

Even so, Dettori was denied one more winner in the day’s attribute race when he and the American-properly trained Kimari unsuccessful to overhaul Golden Horde, ridden by Adam Kirby.

The 5-1 winner, experienced by Clive Cox, experienced appreciated a prosperous 2019 campaign as a two-12 months-previous and showed he had progressed effectively.

The Commonwealth Cup victory was an eighth Royal Ascot results for Cox, with Kirby obtaining ridden six of all those winners.

Cox mentioned: “I’m extremely very pleased of him. He’s a lovely, big, robust horse.

“To get a Team A single initial time out with any horse is pretty special. A Commonwealth Cup implies an dreadful lot, so hopefully he can have it on.

“He’s really developed into his body now. Very last year he was incredibly superior and he is improved yet again.”

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