Queen's Vase
Group 2, Ascot 15:05
£175,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 6f 34y, Class 1  
Wednesday 16th June 2021


1 Kemari 15/2
2 Wordsworth 10/3F
3 Stowell 12/1
13 ran NR: Kyprios, Zinc White
Distances: 1½l, 1¼l, 1l Time: 3m 4.02s (slow by 0.62s)

Kemari belied his relative inexperience to win over a mile and six furlongs on just his third start.
The Godolphin-owned Kemari was ridden by William Buick – who was enjoying his 27th Royal Ascot winner – and the combination were always in the right place, sitting just off the pace before striding clear in the home straight. 
Favourite Wordsworth, for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien, was beaten a length and a half in second, with a further length and a quarter back to Stowell in third.
Victory for Kemari provided trainer Charlie Appleby with a 10th Royal Ascot victory, and a third in this race for Godolphin.

Trainers Quotes

Appleby said: “I must give the team at home a lot of credit for this - he has been a challenging horse during the course of the winter. He was gelded, and had his hood on for his first start, but full credit to them, they’ve done a great job. 
“And William [Buick] - he praised him highly after that win at Yarmouth. I have to say, I sat on the fence slightly and felt he was a horse who was progressing, but was he progressing quickly enough to be able to step up into today’s league? 
“He has proved me wrong and William right, which is the great thing about having a team such as we’ve got, we all put our opinions in and hopefully we get the right result. But the horse is definitely a horse who’s going the right way.
“I hope he will make up into a Cup horse for next year. This year - as we all know, in the past few years three-year-olds in the Melbourne Cup, they have produced the goods. Whether he gets to that level, we’ll see, but we’ll enjoy today and have the discussions with our principals and managers during the next few weeks and map the autumn out. He’s got a profile that is working in that direction, anyway.”

Trainers Quotes

Buick said: “I had a nice draw and got a good position out of the gates. The pace took me to where I needed to be, and he really quickened up well. It actually surprised me how well he quickened. 
“He is learning on the job and I thought it was a good quality race. Charlie always thought this race would suit him and that was just a very, very good performance.
“He is a horse we don't really know a lot about, but he did that very well. He had a lovely trip round and gets in that lovely rhythm which stayers need to do.
“I think Kemari is quite a straightforward horse. I would say he is [Melbourne Cup type]. The team know that race well and I would be very surprised if they don't have one eye on that race.”


Queen's Vase (Group 2)
£175,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 6f 34y, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (3)     Kemari 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby William Buick 15/2
2 (5)
Wordsworth 3 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 100/30F
3 (12)
Stowell 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 12/1
4 (7)
1 Benaud 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien Colin Keane 25/1
5 (9)
hd Law Of The Sea 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden James Doyle 16/1
6 (8)
½ Taipan 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 8/1
7 (13) shd Arturo Toscanini 3 9-0 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 8/1
8 (1)
½ Dancing King 3 9-0 Mark Johnston Franny Norton 8/1
9 (4)
2 Ruling 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien Oisin Murphy 12/1
10 (6)
Pied Piper 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden Robert Havlin 80/1
11 (14)
6 Recovery Run 3 9-0 Andrew Balding David Probert 40/1
12 (10)
11 Golden Flame 3 9-0 Mark Johnston Adam Kirby 25/1
13 (2)
Dirham Emirati 3 9-0 David Simcock Tom Marquand 150/1
NR 7 (15) Kyprios 3 9-0 A P O'Brien NON RUNNER
NR 15 (11) Zinc White 3 9-0 Ralph Beckett NON RUNNER




2020 2 SANTIAGO Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-9-00 100/30
2019 2 DASHING WILLOUGHBY Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy Mick & Janice Mariscotti 3-9-00 6/1
2018 2 KEW GARDENS Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-9-00 10/3
2017 2 STRADIVARIUS John Gosden Andrea Atzeni Bjorn Nielsen 3-9-00 11/2
2016 L SWORD FIGHTER Aidan O’Brien IRE Colm O’Donoghue Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 3-9-03 33/1
2015 L ALOFT Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-9-03 5/2F
2014 3 HARTNELL Mark Johnston Joe Fanning Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-9-03 7/2
2013 3 LEADING LIGHT Aidan O’Brien IRE Joseph O’Brien Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-9-04 5/4F
2012 3 ESTIMATE Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore H M The Queen 3-8-12 3/1F
2011 3 NAMIBIAN Mark Johnston Silvestre De Sousa Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-9-01 7/2F
2010 3 MIKHAIL GLINKA Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 3-9-01 2/1F
2009 3 HOLBERG Mark Johnston Joe Fanning Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-9-01 7/1
2008 PATKAI Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Ballymacoll Stud 3-9-01 6/4F
2007 3 MAHLER Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith 3-9-01 7/1
2006 3 SOAPY DANGER Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Renata Jacobs 3-9-01 4/1
*2005 3 MELROSE AVENUE Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 4/1
2004 3 DUKE OF VENICE Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-11 9/2
2003 3 SHANTY STAR Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Maktoum Al Maktoum 3-8-11 7/2F
2002 3 MAMOOL Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-11 9/1
2001 3 AND BEYOND Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Maktoum Al Maktoum 3-8-11 11/1
2000/20/06 3 DALAMPOUR Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon H H Aga Khan 3-8-11 3/1F
1999 3 ENDORSEMENT Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon Cliveden Stud 3-8-06 5/1
1998 3 MARIDPOUR Sir Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn H H Aga Khan 3-8-11 6/1
1997 3 WINDSOR CASTLE Paul Cole Richard Quinn Fahd Salman 3-8-11 9/2
1996 3 GORDI Dermot Weld IRE Michael Kinane Allen Paulson 3-8-11 7/1
1995 3 STELVIO Henry Cecil Michael Kinane Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 7/4F
1994 3 SILVER WEDGE Geoff Lewis Michael Hills Shirley Robins 3-8-11 20/1
1993 3 INFRASONIC Andre Fabre FR Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 3-8-11 3/1F
1992 3 LANDOWNER John Gosden Ray Cochrane Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 8/1
1991 3 JENDALI Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 15/2
1990 L RIVER GOD Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 6/4F
1989 L WELD William Jarvis Bruce Raymond Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-09 16/1
1988 L GREEN ADVENTURE Guy Harwood Greville Starkey J Garcia-Roady 3-8-09 6/4F
1987 L ARDEN Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-09 7/2
1986 L STAVORDALE Tom Jones Michael Roberts Solna Thomson Jones 3-7-10 33/1
1985 3 WASSL MERBAYEH Tom Jones Richard Hills Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 3-8-00 6/1
1984 3 BAYNOUN Fulke Johnson Houghton Willie Carson H H Aga Khan 3-8-00 13/8F
1983 3 SANTELLA MAN Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Roy Taiano 4-9-08 11/1
1982 3 EVZON Clive Brittain Lester Piggott Capt Marcos Lemos 4-9-03 16/1
1981 3 ORE Kevin Prendergast IRE Willie Carson Patrick Prendergast 3-8-00 15/2
1980 3 TOONDRA Michael Jarvis Paul Cook Lady Beaverbrook 3-8-00 15/2
1979 3 BUTTRESS Dick Hern Willie Carson H M Queen 3-8-05 3/1F
1978 3 LE MOSS Henry Cecil Geoff Baxter Carlo d’Alessio 3-8-00 7/4F
1977 3 MILLIONAIRE Peter Walwyn Pat Eddery Mrs D McCalmont 3-8-05 8/1
*run at York
run at two miles from 1977 to 2016.