Cambridgeshire hero Johanne wins from 33
Report: Royal Ascot, Wednesday
Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) 1m, 3yo and up
PRINCE OF JOHANNE became the first horse since 1949 to complete the Betfred Cambridgeshire-Royal Hunt Cup double when winning from the widest stall of all, 33.
Scoring at odds of 16-1 under John Fahy for trainer Tom Tate and owner David Storey, he was chased home by 33-1 shot Excellent Guest from stall 18, 50-1 chance Don't Call Me from stall 21 and the fast-finishing Field Of Dream at 66-1 from box 13.
The first five were spread across the track in a blanket finish with 9-2 favourite Dimension trailing in just behind them in the centre.
The victory was Yorkshire trainer Tate's first of 2012 and he joked: "I only train good horses you know."
He went on to praise Fahy, adding: "He's a grand horse now and is a bit better over a mile after showing so much speed over a mile and one in the Cambridgeshire. John is a very good rider and rides him particularly well."
With regards to the future, he said simply: "Let's live for today."
This was a first Royal Ascot win for Galway native Fahy, in only his first season as a fully-fledged professional having lost his claim before the turf term started.
He said: "I remember even last year only watching Royal Ascot from home so this is a dream come true. I don't think it was an advantage to be drawn on the stands rail because all the pace was on the far side, but my lad does like a bit of space so it ended up suiting him.
"I have to give a big thank you to John Reid and Richard Quinn because they've helped me out so much, giving me their little secrets about riding here."
Godolphin's 22-1 top weight Invisible Man grabbed fifth under Frankie Dettori from stall ten.