Albany Stakes
(Fillies' Group 3) Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1   
Friday 21st June 2019

1 Daahyeh 4/1F
2 Celtic Beauty 25/1
3 Aroha 100/1
25 ran NR: Paper Star Distances: 1½l, 1l, 1l
Time: 1m 14.05s (slow by 1.65s)

Daahyeh wins and looks like a super filly for the future

The well-supported 4/1 favourite Daayeh captured the opening race on day four of Royal Ascot 2019, the £90,000 G3 Albany Stakes.
Trained by Roger Varian, recording his third victory at Royal Ascot and his first this year, the two-year-old daughter of Bated Breath ran on strongly to win the six-furlong event by a length and a half, with Ken Condon's 25/1 shot Celtic Beauty back in second.
Varian won the Albany Stakes back in 2014 with Cursory Glance, whilst rising star David Egan was registering his first victory at Royal Ascot.
Newmarket trainer Varian said: "Daayeh won nicely today. She has always worked like a horse who could be quite nice.
"It was lovely to see her do it like that. Today was the first time she was in a scrap, but at the line, she looked a good winner.
"She is promising looking ahead to the future and it looks like she'll stay seven furlongs on the back of that - she got the trip really well.
"David is making good strides, has a good on his shoulders and is one of the best young riders around.
"He is not the finished article yet, but he has not done much wrong today. The owners have been loyal to David as he rode the horse first time out.
"David will get his chances throughout the year and he took it today."
Egan, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Wednesday, has a racing pedigree, for he is the son of jockey John Egan and former trainer Sandra Hughes - he is also a nephew of former champion jockey-turned-trainer Richard Hughes and a grandson of top Jump trainer, the late Dessie Hughes.
Egan Snr has ridden four Royal Ascot winners, headed by a victory in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Les Arcs in 2006, his most recent success at the Royal Meeting. His son, the 2017 champion apprentice when he rode 53 winners, said: "I'm sorry, I'm getting a bit emotional, but I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point. It's a big step in my career. 
"Everyone has worked hard for me through my whole life and it is great to thank them on these big days. I followed my dad's footsteps and he's been a huge influence on my career."


Albany Stakes
£90,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
25 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1 DAAHYEH 2 9-0 4/1
J: David Egan T: Roger Varian
2 CELTIC BEAUTY (IRE) 2 9-0 25/1
J: William James Lee T: K. J. Condon, Ireland
3 1 AROHA (IRE) 2 9-0 100/1
J: Harry Bentley T: Brian Meehan
4 1 ALABAMA WHITMAN 2 9-0 50/1
J: Adam Kirby T: Richard Spencer
J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
6 sh LIL GREY (IRE) 2 9-0 9/1
J: R. C. Colgan T: Ms Sheila Lavery, Ireland
7 ¾ LORELEI ROCK (IRE) 2 9-0 66/1
J: L. F. Roche T: M. D. O'Callaghan, Ireland
8 SILENT WAVE 2 9-0 14/1
J: James Doyle T: Charlie Appleby
9 ½ DILIGENT DEB (IRE) 2 9-0 66/1
J: Jason Watson T: William Muir
10 hd BACK TO BRUSSELS (IRE) 2 9-0 20/1
J: Jamie Spencer T: J. A. Stack, Ireland
11 hd SO WONDERFUL (USA) 2 9-0 10/1
J: Donnacha O'BrienT: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
12 nk CHILI PETIN (USA) 2 9-0 22/1
J: John R. Velazquez T: Wesley A. Ward, USA
13 nk NAYIBETH (USA) 2 9-0 8/1
J: Joel Rosario T: Wesley A. Ward, USA
14 nk GALADRIEL 2 9-0 10/1
J: Andrea Atzeni T: Kevin Ryan
15 hd SEPARATE 2 9-0 33/1
J: Sean Levey T: Richard Hannon
16 sh FLEETING PRINCESS 2 9-0 80/1
J: James McDonald T: Charles Hills
17 nk EXCLUSIVELY 2 9-0 16/1
J: Oisin Murphy T: Archie Watson
18 KEMBLE (IRE) 2 9-0 25/1
J: Pat Dobbs T: Richard Hannon
19 1 EXCEPTIONAL 2 9-0 20/1
J: Tony Hamilton T: Richard Fahey
20 4 SERAPHINITE (IRE) 2 9-0 100/1
J: Nicola Currie T: Jamie Osborne
21 ½ GET THE LOOK (IRE) 2 9-0 150/1
J: Luke Morris T: J. S. Moore
22 ½ GRACEFUL MAGIC 2 9-0 100/1
J: Charles Bishop T: Eve Johnson Houghton
23 sh JM JACKSON (IRE) 2 9-0 14/1
J: Silvestre De Sousa T: Mark Johnston
24 ¾ MOON OF LOVE (IRE) 2 9-0 33/1
J: Barry McHugh T: Richard Fahey
25 LAST SURPRISE (IRE) 2 9-0 6/1
J: Frankie Dettori T: Simon Crisford




2017 3 DIFFERENT LEAGUE Mauthieu Palussiere FR Antoine Hamelin Theresa Marnane 2-9-00 20/1
2016 3 BRAVE ANNA Aidan O’Brien IRE Seamie Heffernan Evie Stockwell 2-9-00 16/1
2015 3 ILLUMINATE Richard Hannon Richard Hughes Denford Stud 2-9-00 4/1F
2014 3 CURSORY GLANCE Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Merry Fox Stud Limited 2-9-00 14/1
2013 3 KIYOSHI Charlie Hills Jamie Spencer Qatar Racing Limited 2-8-12 8/1
2012 3 NEWFANGLED John Gosden William Buick HRH Princess Haya of Jordan 2-8-12 7/4F
2011 3 SAMITAR Mick Channon Jamie Spencer Nick & Olga Dhandsa/John & Zoe Webster 2-8-12 16/1
2010 3 MEMORY Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 2-8-12 15/2
2009 3 HABAAYIB Ed Dunlop Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-12 16/1
2008 3 CUIS GHAIRE Jim Bolger IRE Kevin Manning Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson 2-8-12 8/11F
2007 3 NIJOOM DUBAI Mick Channon Jamie Spencer Jaber Abdullah 2-8-12 50/1
2006 3 SANDER CAMILLO Jeremy Noseda Frankie Dettori Sir Robert Ogden 2-8-12 4/1F
*2005 3 LA CHUNGA Jeremy Noseda Jamie Spencer Sir Robert Ogden 2-8-09 10/1
2004 L JEWEL IN THE SAND Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Sand Associates 2-8-11 10/1
2003 L SILCA’S GIFT Mick Channon Steve Drowne Aldridge Racing Ltd 2-8-11 5/1
2002 L DUTY PAID David Elsworth Richard Quinn Jeff Smith 2-8-11 11/1
*run at York