Queen Anne Stakes
|Group 1, Ascot 14:30
1m, Class 1
|Tuesday 14th June 2016|
Titanbet cut Belardo into 8/1 for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot following his impressive win in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 14. The 2014 Dewhurst winner came with a strong late run in the hands of Andrea Atzeni to beat Euro Charline by a length. Ground conditions are likely to be key to his prospects.
Star American mare Tepin could grace Royal Ascot as she has been given an entry in the first race of the five-day extravaganza.
Trained by Mark Casse, the five-year-old comfortably defeated several European raiders, including fellow Queen Anne possible Mondialiste, trained by David O'Meara, and Andre Fabre's Esoterique in the Grade One Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland in October.
The Bernstein mare is unbeaten in three starts this year and was last seen out when gaining an impressive five-length victory in the Grade One Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland earlier this month.
"All is good with Tepin. The plan is to run her around the first Saturday in May here in America and then we will make a decision about Royal Ascot after that," said Casse.
"We feel that is good timing with Ascot in mind.
"She continues to amaze me. I was so nervous during the Jenny Wiley Stakes that I did not watch much of it, but she broke the stakes record and was a fifth off the track record.
"I think if Julien (Leparoux) had asked her for any effort, she would have easily broken the track record.
"Royal Ascot is definitely going to be a little more difficult. You just never know when you try something new (Ascot's straight mile).
"I would have been a little more worried because a mile uphill is a lot more taxing than a mile in the US, but the way Tepin has run recently suggests that, now she is older and wiser, she doesn't have the distance limitations she had early on.
"We may even run her in the Woodford Reserve Stakes, which is a mile and a furlong against the boys on Kentucky Derby Day.
"That would probably be a little more equal to a mile at Royal Ascot. I have never been to Ascot so I am only guessing."
The European challenge is led by last year’s winner Solow (Freddy Head FR) and Coronation Stakes scorer Ervedya (Jean Claude-Rouget FR). Australian import Vancouver is one of four entries for Ireland’s champion Flat trainer Aidan O’Brien, while A Shin Erwin (Hidemasa Nakao JPN) and Godolphin’s Australian-trained Bow Creek (John O’Shea, AUS) are two other possibles.
Queen Anne Stakes (British Champions Series)
£600,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m, Class 1
|Bow Creek (IRE)||Godolphin||John O'Shea||Australia|
|Esoterique (IRE)||Baron Edouard de Rothschild||A. Fabre||France|
|Territories (IRE)||Godolphin S.N.C.||A. Fabre||France|
|Solow (GB)||Wertheimer et Frere||F. Head||France|
|Mr Owen (USA)||Qatar Racing Limited||Francois Rohaut||France|
|Ervedya (FR)||H.H. Aga Khan||Jean Claude Rouget||France|
|Cougar Mountain (IRE)||M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs Magnier/Mrs O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Ireland|
|Dick Whittington (IRE)||Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier||Aidan O'Brien||Ireland|
|Sir Isaac Newton (GB)||Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor||Aidan O'Brien||Ireland|
|Vancouver (AUS)||Mrs John Magnier||Aidan O'Brien||Ireland|
|Endless Drama (IRE)||Sheikh Khalifa,Sheikh Suhaim/QRL||G. M. Lyons||Ireland|
|Yuften (GB)||Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar||J. P. Murtagh||Ireland|
|Lucida (IRE)||Godolphin||J. S. Bolger||Ireland|
|A Shin Erwin (IRE)||Eishindo Company Limited||Hidemasa Nakao||Japan|
|Tepin (USA)||Mr Robert E. Masterson||Mark Casse||USA|
THE QUEEN ANNE STAKES
2014-WINNER-TORONADO 4-9-00 Owner-Al Shaqab Racing; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey- Richard Hughes; SP-4/5 Fav
2ND-Verrazano 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-6/1
3RD Anodin 4-9-00 Owner-Wertheimer & Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-9/1
10 ran; Time-1m 37.73s; Dist-3⁄4, 11⁄4
2013-WINNER-DECLARATION OF WAR 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Joseph Allen; Trainer-
Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-15/2
2ND-Aljamaaheer 4-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-8/1
3RD-Gregorian 4-9-00 Owner-Princess Haya Of Jordan; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-16/1
13 ran; Time-1m 38.48s; Dist-¾, ½ 5/4 Fav Animal Kingdom (11th)
2012-WINNER-FRANKEL 4-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Sir Henry Cecil; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-1/10 Fav
2ND-Excelebration 4-9-00 Owner-Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Joseph O’Brien; SP-5/1
3RD-Side Glance 5-9-00 Owner-Qatar Racing Limited; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-33/1
11 ran, Time-1m 37.85s; Dist 11, nk
2011-WINNER-CANFORD CLIFFS 4-9-00 Owner-The Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-11/8
2ND-Goldikova 6-8-13 Owner-Wertheimer et Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-5/4 Fav
3RD-Cityscape 5-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Roger Charlton; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-14/1
7 ran, Time-1m 38.38s; Dist: 1, 1¾
2010-WINNER-GOLDIKOVA 5-8-11 Owner-Wertheimer et Frere; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-11/8 Fav
2ND-Paco Boy 5-9-00 Owner-The Calvera Partnership No 2; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-11/4
3RD-Dream Eater 5-9-00 Owner-Jeff Smith; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-50/1
10 ran, Time-1m 37.74s; Dist: nk, 3¼
2009-WINNER- PACO BOY 4-9-00 Owner-The Calvera Partnership No 2; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-100/30
2ND-Cesare 8-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-11/1
3RD-Aqlaam 4-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-William Haggas; Jockey-Richard Hills; SP-10/1
9 ran, Time-1m 39.31s; Dist: 1½, ½. 9/4 Fav Gladiatorus (6th)
2008-WINNER-HARADASUN 5-9-00 Owner-Frank Tagg/Sue Magnier/Frank Meduri/Garry Moffitt; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-5/1
2ND-Darjina 4-8-11 Owner-Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Trainer-Alain De Royer-Dupre FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-5/1
3RD-Finsceal Beo 4-8-11 Owner-Michael Ryan; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-9/2 Fav
11 ran, Time-1m 38.98s, Dist: hd, ¾
2007-WINNER-RAMONTI 5-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-5/1
2ND-Jeremy 4-9-00 Owner-Betty Moran; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-14/1
3RD-Turtle Bowl 5-9-00 Owner-B van Dalfsen; Trainer-Francois Rohaut FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-33/1
8 ran, Time-1m 37.21s, Dist: sh, sh 10/11 Fav George Washington (4th)
2006-WINNER-AD VALOREM 4-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier & Bob Ingham; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-13/2
2ND-Court Masterpiece 6-9-00 Owner-Gainsborough Stud; Trainer-Ed Dunlop; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-11/2
3RD-Proclamation 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-2/1
7 ran, Time-1m 40.0s, Dist: 1½, nk 7/4 Fav Peeress (4th)
2005-WINNER-VALIXIR 4-9-00 Owner-H H Aga Khan; Trainer-Andre Fabre FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-4/1
2ND-Rakti 6-9-00 Owner-Gary Tanaka; Trainer-Michael Jarvis; Jockey-Philip Robinson; SP-5/6 Fav
3RD-Starcraft 5-9-00 Owner-The Australian Syndicate; Trainer-Luca Cumani; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-7/1
10 ran, Time-1m 36.64s Dist: 1½, ½ (Run at York)
2004-WINNER-REFUSE TO BEND 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-12/1
2ND-Soviet Song 4-8-11 Owner-Elite Racing Club; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-6/1
3RD-Salselon 5-9-00 Owner-Scuderia Briantea Srl; Trainer-Luca Cumani; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-12/1
16 ran, Time-1m 39.14s Dist: nk, ¾ 5/2 Fav Six Perfections (6th)
2003-WINNER-DUBAI DESTINATION 4-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-9/2
*2ND-Right Approach 4-9-00 Owner-The Queen; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-20/1
3RD-Where Or When 4-9-00 Owner-John Humphreys (Turf Accountants Ltd); Trainer-Terry Mills; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP- 8/1
10 ran, Time-1m 38.56s Dist: 4, ¾ 8/13 Fav Hawk Wing (7th)
*Tillerman originally finished second but was disqualified after failing a post-race urine test