Windsor Castle Stakes
Listed, Ascot 17:35
£100,000 guaranteed,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1    
Wednesday 15th June 2022

Tebwin

1 Little Big Bear 6/5F
2 Rocket Rodney 14/1
3 Eddie's Boy 40/1
24 ran Distances: nk, 1¾l, 1l
Time: 1m 0.33s (slow by 0.93s)

It took 13 races but 10-time leading Royal Ascot trainer Aidan O’Brien finally got his week up and running as Little Big Bear landed an almighty plunge.
 
Sent off the 6/5 favourite under Ryan Moore, Little Big Bear was under pressure a fair way out in the five-furlong contest for juveniles. However, the son of No Nay Never kept responding on the far side of the pack and kicked in the afterburners in the closing stages to pick up Rocket Rodney and win by a neck. There was a length and three-quarters back to third-placed Eddie’s Boy, with Chateau filling fourth spot. 
 
Little Big Bear's victory means that O'Brien has now trained a Royal Ascot winner for 19 consecutive years. Moore, also enjoying his first success of the week, has ridden a winner at each of the last 15 Royal Ascots.
 
O’Brien said: “I am delighted. Ryan gave Little Big Bear a great ride. He was drawn a little away from the pace, but we were delighted with him.
 
“He just got beat the first time and won well the second time. Ryan rode him work in the week and was happy with him. He should get further in the future too and is in the Phoenix Stakes
 
“He is a big horse. It is obviously a very fast race and horses need to know a lot in it and be very educated. He had only had the two runs, so we were a bit worried about that, but we're delighted really.
 
“It is very tough to win races at Royal Ascot. It's so difficult I can't tell you and when it happens, we are thrilled. It is the pinnacle of high summer racing. Everyone wants to be here and win here.”
 
Moore said: “It was a good performance from a horse who is still learning. Little Big Bear was out on the wing and the horses in the middle were ahead. He got a bit lonely, but he has plenty of ability. 
 
“He is a horse who showed a lot of speed. He will get better. He is a big horse and I thought he did that comfortably. I know he didn't win by far, but there was more in the locker. I am looking forward to him."

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Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
£100,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 5f, Class 1
24 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (2)     Little Big Bear 2 9-5 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 6/5F
2 (21)
nk Rocket Rodney 2 9-5 George Scott Daniel Muscutt 14/1
3 (9)
Eddie's Boy 2 9-5 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 40/1
4 (7)
1 Chateau 2 9-5 Andrew Balding William Buick 15/2
5 (3)
nse Jumbeau 2 9-0 Tom Clover Hayley Turner 33/1
6 (12) 1 Bolt Action 2 9-5 Roger Varian David Egan 12/1
7 (4)
½ Silencer 2 9-5 Richard Hannon Cieren Fallon 150/1
8 (13)
½ Wodao 2 9-5 Donnacha Aidan O'Brien Gavin Ryan 13/2
9 (18)
1 Union Court 2 9-0 Ed Walker Richard Kingscote 22/1
10 (8)
¾ Kuwait City 2 9-5 John Butler James Doyle 125/1
11 (22)
Ramazan 2 9-5 Richard Fahey Oisin Orr 80/1
12 (16)
nse Kaasib 2 9-5 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 66/1
13 (20)
1 Rocking Ends 2 9-5 Brett Johnson William Carson 125/1
14 (14)
Yahtzee 2 9-0 George Scott Jamie Spencer 150/1
15 (5)
nk Mehmar 2 9-5 M D O'Callaghan Leigh Roche 28/1
16 (19)
Knebworth 2 9-5 Richard Hughes Pat Cosgrave 14/1
17 (6)
½ Edgar Linton 2 9-5 Archie Watson Daniel Tudhope 66/1
18 (15)
nk Far Shot 2 9-5 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 18/1
19 (10)
½ Democracy Dilemma 2 9-5 David Evans George Downing 150/1
20 (24)
¾ Finn Russell 2 9-5 Iain Jardine Jim Crowley 80/1
21 (17)
¾ Guiteau 2 9-5 David Loughnane Rossa Ryan 50/1
22 (1)
½ Star Of Lady M 2 9-0 David O'Meara Colin Keane 33/1
23 (11)
Seismic Spirit 2 9-5 Wesley A Ward Irad Ortiz Jr 25/1
24 (23)
17 Whistle And Flute 2 9-5 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 80/1

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WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2021 CHIPOTLE Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop The Woodway 20 2-9-03 22/1
2020 TACTICAL Andrew Balding James Doyle The Queen 2-9-03 7/2F
2019 SOUTHERN HILLS Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 2-9-03 7/1
2018 SOLDIER'S CALL Archie Watson Daniel Tudhope Clipper Logistics 2-9-03 12/1
2017 SOUND AND SILENCE Charlie Appleby William Buick Godolphin 2-9-03 16/1
2016 ARDAD John Gosden Robert Havlin Saeed Abdullah Al Nabooda 2-9-03 20/1
2015 WASHINGTON DC Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 2-9-03 5/1
14/17/06 HOOTENANNY Wesley Ward USA Victor Espinoza Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 2-9-03 7/2F
13/18/06 EXTORTIONIST Olly Stevens Johnny Murtagh Qatar Racing Limited 2-9-03 16/1
12/19/06 HOTOTO Kevin Ryan Phillip Makin Kenneth Macpherson 2-9-03 14/1
11/14/06 FREDERICK ENGELS David Brown Johnny Murtagh Qatar Bloodstock 2-9-03 9/4F
10/15/06 MARINE COMMANDO Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan Mike Wynne 2-9-03 9/2
09/16/06 STRIKE THE TIGER Wesley Ward USA John Velazquez Mitch Dutko & Ray Sainz 2-9-03 33/1
08/17/06 FLASHMAN’S PAPERS John Best Steve Drowne David Gorton 2-9-03 100/1
07/19/06 DRAWNFROMTHEPAST Jamie Osborne Martin Dwyer Elaine and Martyn Booth 2-9-03 9/1
06/20/06 ELHAMRI Sylvester Kirk Declan McDonogh Norman Ormiston 2-9-03 20/1
*05/18/06 TITUS ALONE Bryan Smart Kevin Darley Hintlesham Racing 2-8-11 11/4
04/15/06 CHATEAU ISTANA Nick Littmoden Tom Queally Ivan Allan 2-8-13 12/1
03/21/06 HOLBORN Mick Channon Steve Drowne Sheikh Mohammed 2-8-13 5/2F
02/21/06 REVENUE Michael Bell Johnny Murtagh Royal Ascot Racing Club 2-8-11 14/1
01/22/06 IRONY Jamie Osborne Pat Eddery John Nicholls Ltd/Mobley Homes 2-8-11 8/1
00/23/06 AUTUMNAL Brian Meehan Pat Eddery Paul and Jenny Green 2-8-08 4/1
99/18/06 KALINDI Mick Channon Richard Quinn Barry Taylor 2-8-06 14/1
98/19/06 FLANDERS Tim Easterby Lindsay Charnock Jean Connew 2-8-10 15/8F
97/20/06 ASFURAH Saeed bin Suroor Richard Hills Godolphin 2-8-06 7/1
96/21/06 DAZZLE Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Cheveley Park Stud 2-8-05 7/2F
95/23/06 KUANTAN Paul Cole Richard Quinn Sultan Ahmad Shah 2-8-11 11/1
94/17/06 BRAVE MUSIC Paul Cole Richard Quinn Lord Portman 2-8-11 9/1
93/18/06 GREAT DEEDS Mick Channon Richard Quinn Dubai Racing Syndicate 2-8-06 10/1
92/19/06 SATANK Bill Watts Pat Eddery Robert Sangster 2-8-13 7/1
91/21/06 ISDAR Tom Jones Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-13 8/1
90/22/06 GIPSY FIDDLER Jonjo O’Neill Pat Eddery G B Davidson 2-9-06 7/2
89/23/06 PHARAOH’S DELIGHT Peter Hudson Pat Eddery Al-Deera Bloodstock Holdings Ltd 2-8-08 11/2
88/17/06 BARRY’S GAMBLE Tommy Fairhurst Pat Eddery North Cheshire Trading & Storage Ltd 2-9-06 5/2
87/19/06 SPACE CRUISER Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Stavros Niarchos 2-9-06 8/11F
86/20/06 CAROL’S TREASURE Barry Hills Brent Thomson Carol Lane 2-9-04 6/5F
85/21/06 ATALL ATALL Martin Pipe Paul Eddery A Millward 2-9-04 12/1
84/22/06 SEA FALCON Peter Makin Steve Cauthen Jim Brewer 2-9-04 4/1
83/17/06 DEFECTING DANCER Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Sheikh Mohammed 2-9-04 6/4F
82/18/06 PRINCE REYMO Robert Armstrong Steve Cauthen R Emmitt 2-9-04 6/4F
81/19/06 TENDER KING John Sutcliffe Philip Waldron Esal Commodities Ltd 2-9-04 6/1
80/20/06 COOLINEY PRINCE Paddy Prendergast IRE George McGrath J O’Malley 2-9-04 9/1
79/22/06 ROLLAHEAD Jeremy Hindley Joe Mercer Bobby McAlpine 2-9-04 13/2
78/23/06 BLUE REFRAIN John Benstead Brian Rouse Mrs L Wood 2-9-04 16/1
77/17/06 TARDOT Michael Kauntze IRE Willie Carson Mrs Michael Kauntze 2-9-04 15/2