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Rizeena Royal Ascot 19.6.13

Rizeena: completed a magical day at Royal Ascot for James Doyle

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

Super Doyle bags 891.5-1 Royal Ascot treble

Report, Royal Ascot, Wednesday

Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f, 2yo fillies

JAMES DOYLE'S magnificent day continued as he completed a 891.5-1 treble when guiding the impressive Rizeena to a smooth success in the Queen Mary Stakes.

After winning the Prince Of Wales's Stakes on Al Kazeem and the Hunt Cup on Belgian Bill, Doyle found himself in the now familiar surroundings of the Royal Ascot winner's enclosure following the smart two-length success.

"I'd have taken one but to win three is unbelievable," said Doyle who prior to Wednesday had never ridden a winner at Royal Ascot.

American raider Sweet Emma Rose blitzed into an early lead and she had her rivals hard at work as she flew down the Ascot straight but Doyle's mount stormed home, reeling her in in the final half a furlong.

The Clive Brittain-trained filly was making it three wins from four starts and Doyle said: "When my agent rang me to say that I had got the ride I was excited as I had watched her win the National Stakes."

Sent off a 6-1 chance, Rizeena was a 17th winner at Royal Ascot for Brittain and a first since 2010.

The winning trainer said: "I think she'd have been a danger in the Coventry.

"If the owner agrees her next race will be the Moyglare, the same pattern as I took with Sayyedati and then she will come back for the Cheveley Park."

One Chance ran a huge race to finish third at 66-1 while the 4-1 favourite Beldale Memory never looked like being a factor.

Annecdote - Royal Ascot 19/6/2013

Annecdote (near side):

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)  

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Royal Ascot: Sandringham Handicap (Listed Race) 1m, straight, 3yo fillies

THE closing race on the second day of Royal Ascot was won by Annecdote to give trainer Jonathan Portman a first ever Royal Ascot winner.

Ridden by Richard Kingscote, who has had at least one winner at the meeting for each of the last two years and continued that trend, Annecdote travelled well and finished strongly to get the best of a four-way finish.

Annecdote won at 11-1, with 16-1 shot Auction second and Woodland Aria third at 7-1. Nargys, who travelled ominously well but found little, was fourth at 20-1.

Portman said: "This feels rather nice. She's a very gutsy filly.     "As far back as February this race was the plan, but she ran rather disappointingly at Goodwood first time out and it looked as though she didn't stay.

"We took her to Newbury over seven furlongs and she scooted up in a very good time so we said let's give the Sandringham a go - and here we are. It's extraordinary."

 
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