Queen Mary Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:05
£110,000 added,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1    
Wednesday 20th June 2018

Strings Of Life could be Queen Mary Stakes-bound after giving 2014 Diamond Jubilee Stakes hero Slade Power his first winner as a stallion in the bet365 EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.

The Godolphin-owned filly, trained by Charlie Appleby, shot through a seam on the far rail to lead well inside the final furlong and make a successful debut in the hands of William Buick.

Galloping authoritatively up the rising ground, Strings Of Life (2-1 joint-favourite) got home by half a length from Kadiz.

"She's small, neat but very athletic. In the last month she's really come forward," said Appleby.

"Last week, William sat on her and she out-galloped the colts.

"She'd shown all the natural ability that I expected for her to be competitive, but I thought a bit of greenness might catch her out. She's brave."

He added: "I see no reason why we can't make roads towards Ascot. We'll give her another run before then.

"It's nice to get the first two-year-old winner under the belt and I think we'll keep her to five furlongs."

Appleby and Godolphin had a treble on the day with Soliloquy taking the Nell Gwyn Stakes and Old Persian (5-2 favourite) edging out Dukhan by a short head in the bet365 Handicap.

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Queen Mary Stake2 2017
£110,000 added, 2yo only, 5f, Class 3
23 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (20) Heartache 5/1 A Kirby
C G Cox 2
2nd (18) Happy Like A Fool (USA) 10/11f R L Moore
Wesley Ward 2
3rd (17) ½ Out Of The Flames 14/1 Oisin Murphy
R Hannon 2
4th (13) hd Now You're Talking (IRE) 66/1 D O'Brien
Joseph P O'Brien 2
5th (14) 1 Neola 16/1 G Lee
M R Channon 2
6th (23) nk Pursuing The Dream (IRE) 150/1 D C Costello
J A Osborne 2
7th (10) hd Darkanna (IRE) 100/1 Barry McHugh
R A Fahey 2
8th (12) ½ Treasuring 25/1 C T Keane
G M Lyons 2
9th (11) s.h Missy Mischief (USA) 50/1 G Mosse
J Noseda 2
10th (16) hd Maybride 50/1 P Hanagan
R A Fahey 2
11th (1) ½ Mrs Gallagher 10/1 S De Sousa
W Jarvis 2
12th (19) s.h Lady Anjorica (IRE) 150/1 Connor Beasley
K Dalgleish 2
13th (8) nk Mamba Noire (FR) 33/1 S Foley
K J Condon 2
14th (9) s.h Sirici (IRE) 100/1 C D Hayes
J A Stack 2
15th (24) ¾ Mother of Dragons (IRE) 100/1 J P Spencer
J Tuite 2
16th (5) nk Formidable Kitt 16/1 R Kingscote
Tom Dascombe 2
17th (15) ½ Bath And Tennis (IRE) 66/1 L Morris
Sir Mark Prescott 2
18th (4) nk Rioticism (FR) 100/1 A Hamelin
M Palussiere 2
19th (6) Debutante's Ball (IRE) 100/1 Liam Jones
J S Moore 2
20th (2) Wings Of The Rock (IRE) 100/1 D Allan
S Dixon 2
21st (22) Chica La Habana (IRE) 25/1 Jim Crowley
R M H Cowell 2
22nd (3) hd Go Bananas 200/1 Kieren Fox
B J Meehan 2
23rd (7) 7 Emilia James 33/1 James Doyle
M Johnston 2
NR (21) One Minute (IRE) P Cosgrave
W J Haggas 2