Ascot

  • 14:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1m

  • Winner £229,854 2nd £87,143 3rd £43,612 4th £21,725
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.73s
  • Off time: 14:32:50
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toronado (IRE) 4/5
2nd Verrazano (USA) 6/1
3rd Anodin (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1737-52 Royal Blue, White seams, sleeves and cap Anodin (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 F Head O Peslier 117 9/110.00
2 (7) 02427-3 Pink, black triple diamond, pink sleeves, black seams, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 109 80/181.00
3 (9) 32546-0 White, emerald green epaulets Glory Awaits (IRE) 80
Nag me
4 9-0 b K A Ryan James Doyle 110 50/151.00
4 (6) 034-017 Royal blue, emerald green chevron and sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Mull Of Killough (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam A Kirby 114 20/121.00
5 (10) 014101- Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Producer 282
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 111 25/126.00
6 (1) 615-745 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Side Glance 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 115 25/126.00
7 (3) 1210-92 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 80
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 120 8/19.00
8 (8) 1/14216- Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Toronado (IRE) 300
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 125 4/51.80
9 (2) 037-212 Navy blue, red and light blue hoop, red armlets, white cap Tullius (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 117 11/112.00
10 (4) 11743-3 Dark Blue Verrazano (USA) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 117 6/17.00

Verdict

TORONADO recorded his first Group 1 win with victory in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in July. He beat 2000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach and Declaration Of War, who had earlier won this prize, and that form makes him the one to beat on his return to action. Soft Falling Rain has won at the highest level in his native South Africa but has come up short in similar company since, while Side Glance also has a bit to find despite picking up a less competitive Group 1 event at Flemington in November. The latter's stablemate Tullius ran well behind Olympic Glory in the Lockinge at Newbury where Verrazano was well beaten and connections are confident French raider Anodin will run a big race having finished second to Cirrus Des Aigles at Longchamp last month.