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  • 14:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1m

  • (Group 1) (Str) £250,000 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £141,925 2nd £53,800 3rd £26,925 4th £13,425
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.38s
  • Off time: 14:30:12

Full result

14:30 Ascot Result 14th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (6) Canford Cliffs (IRE) 9-0 Richard Hughes R Hannon 4 11/8
Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on strongly opened 11/8 touched 11/8 £1500-£1000 £13750-£10000 £11000-£8000(x2) £8250-£6000 £5500-£4000(x2) £2750-£2000(x3) £1650-£1200(x2) £1375-£1000 £1100-£800(x2) £50000-£40000 £5000-£4000(x6) £2500-£2000(x3) £1500-£1200 £1250-£1000(x2)
2nd (1) 1 Goldikova (IRE) 8-11 (+1) O Peslier F Head 6 5/4f
Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, hard driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra opened 6/4 touched 6/4 £32500-£20000 £16250-£10000 £13000-£8000(x2) £6500-£4000 £3250-£2000(x4) £2600-£1600(x2) £1950-£1200(x2) £6000-£4000 £1500-£1000(x4) £5500-£4000 £4125-£3000 £2500-£2000(x2)
3rd (3) Cityscape 9-0 R L Moore R Charlton 5 14/1
Held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on well, never able to challenge opened 12/1 touched 14/1 £5000-£300
4th (7) Rio de La Plata (USA) 9-0 L Dettori S bin Suroor 6 25/1
Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong opened 20/1 touched 25/1
5th (5) 6 Ransom Note 9-0 Michael Hills B W Hills 4 50/1
Chased leaders, hard driven 3f out, soon faded opened 66/1 touched 66/1 £20000-£250
6th (4) 5 Cape Blanco (IRE) 9-0 J P Spencer A P O'Brien 4 8/1
Led until over 5f out, remained prominent, driven to challenge 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 8/1 touched 9/1 £5000-£500
7th (2) 6 Flash Dance (IRE) 8-11 M Barzalona F Head 5 100/1
Chased leader, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened opened 100/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.30,£1.10
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£1.10 2&3:£2.60 1&3:£3.00

Jackpot: £3,046.20, Pool: £182343.94, 42.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £40.20, Pool: £500493.53, 9069.29 winning tickets
Quadpot: £11.50, Pool: £21667.19, 1389.51 winning tickets

Verdict

A sparkling start to the meeting and the race everyone wanted as CANFORD CLIFFS got the better of Goldikova after a thrilling tussle inside the final furlong. Richard Hughes anchored the eventual winner at the back as the French mare's pacemaker Flash Dance took the field along at a decent clip from Cape Blanco. Hughes started to edge closer with half a mile to run as he tracked Goldikova through and the big two made their challenge for glory three furlongs out on the outside of the pack. The pair were right in position two out where Goldikova had a narrow advantage and it took a further furlong for Canford Cliffs to draw alongside before he began to assert with half a furlong to run and edged a length clear to win a shade cosily. Goldikova's jockey Olivier Peslier put up a pound overweight on the runner-up but it ultimately did not have a great bearing on the result as she was beaten by a better horse on the day - although going down with all guns blazing. Cityscape ran a cracker in third place. He had got a little stirred up in the preliminaries and as he exited the parade ring but came with a strong challenge under Ryan Moore down the outside. For a moment looked a big threat to the front two before his run flattened out inside the distance. Rio De La Plata travelled well until coming under pressure two out and was soon left behind while this level looked a bit hot for Ransom Note. Cape Blanco stays further than a mile and his tactics were to apparently try and run the finish out of the big two. The distress signals were out early from his prominent position and he was well beaten. Flash Dance dropped out once her job was done.