Royal Ascot: Ryan Moore leads favourite Dream of Dreams to Diamond Jubilee Stakes win
Ryan Moore riding Dream Of Dreams (centre) to victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2021
Ryan Moore (centre) gave Sir Michael Stoute his 82nd winner at Royal Ascot, more than any other trainer

Ryan Moore leads favourite Dream of Dreams to victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the feature race on the final day of this year’s Royal Ascot.

Art of Power set the pace in the Group 1 six-furlong sprint but was caught by the 3-1 favourite and finished third.

Hollie Doyle was second on Glen Shiel as the Queen was able to attend for the first time this week.

It was Sir Michael Stoute’s second win in the race, giving him 82 Ascot wins overall, more than any other trainer.

“Any winner here is a great thrill,” said the 75-year-old, whose first win was Dafayna in 1985.

Dream of Dreams finished second in the Group 1 race the past two years, to Blue Point in 2019 and Hello Youmzain in 2020, and is now 5-1 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket.

“Dafayna was a different race and different times, but Michael’s still training winners,” said Moore.

“Michael’s been great to me throughout my whole career. This horse is seven now, he’s got him to perform three times in row here and it’s great that he’s able to win today.”

Winners for Leicester and Brighton owners

A month after celebrating Leicester City’s first FA Cup win with the manager and players on the pitch at Wembley, the club’s chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha and his King Power Racing stable were celebrating an Ascot winner.

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy rode Foxes Tales from last to first in the Golden Gates Stakes for his fifth win of the week, making the Irishman the leading jockey at Ascot.

It was trainer Andrew Balding’s fourth win but John and Thady Gosden secured the leading trainer honours with five.

Moore enjoyed his second win of the day – and fourth of the week – after leading Stratum through with two furlongs left to win the last race of the day, the Queen Alexandra Stakes.

That saw the owner of another Premier League club celebrate victory, Brighton & Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom.

Queen Elizabeth II and racing manager John Warren speak with jockey Oisin Murphy
Oisin Murphy (left) spoke with the Queen and her racing manager John Warren (centre) as she attended Ascot on Saturday

A crowd of 12,000 was at Ascot for each of the five days as part of a test event and a cheer went up on Saturday when it was announced that the Queen, 95, was also there. The only time she has missed Ascot since 1946 is last year during the pandemic.

The Queen’s horse King’s Lynn was the 3/1 favourite in the Wokingham Stakes but Shane Kelly steered 8-1 chance Rohaan from last to first, bursting through to edge victory from Fresh, with King’s Lynn third.

Creative Force chased down joint 5/1 favourite Naval Crown to win the Jersey Stakes, with the Queen’s Tactical and Light Refrain finishing well back.

And Reach For The Moon, the other of her four runners on Saturday, was second to the 10/11 favourite Point Lonsdale in the Chesham Stakes.

In the day’s other race at Ascot, William Buick rode 5/1 shot Wonderful Tonight clear to win the Hardwicke Stakes ahead of Moore’s 9/4 favourite Broome.

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