Duke Of Cambridge Stakes
|Group 2, Ascot 15:40
1m, Class 1
Wednesday 16th June 2021
1 Indie Angel 22/1
Lady Bowthorpe 7/2
3 Queen Power 11/4F
12 ran NR: Bounce The Blues
Distances: 2½l, shd, ¾l Time: 1m 39.92s (slow by 1.02s)
It was that man again as Frankie Dettori enjoyed his 75th Royal Ascot winner aboard 22/1 outsider Indie Angel.
Run over the straight mile, Dettori manoeuvred the four-year-old closest to the stands’ side rail and the duo finished strongly for an impressive two and a half-length success. Lady Bowthorpe
was second, with the 11/4 favourite Queen Power a short-head further back in third.
Indie Angel’s victory gave the new training partnership of John and Thady Gosden its third winner of the week so far. Owner’s Cheveley Park Stud were enjoying a fifth win in this contest for older fillies and mares.
John Gosden said: “Indie Angel won very well towards the backend of the season and I maybe just ran her too early in the spring.
“She had a complication in her last race and to say that she would win this by two and a half lengths would have been wishful thinking, but we were hopeful of a good run. She relaxed beautifully and looked like a different from her last run.
“Indie Angel has won a Group Two so maybe we can now climb higher. Nice races like the Sun Chariot are a possibility.”
Dettori said: “Everything felt right today. Indie Angel needs fast ground, she needs cover and needs plenty of room; she doesn’t like to be crowded, and we had all three things today.
“Things didn’t work out at Newmarket; she was too fresh and I couldn’t hold her, she saw plenty of daylight. I didn’t know what to expect, but she took off today. Today she reversed the form for the reasons I said. She shouldn’t have been 22/1, because some of her form is quite decent.
“Mrs Thompson [of Cheveley Park Stud] has been in racing for years and years and it's lovely for her to have another filly in the books who has won a Group race at Royal Ascot for breeding purposes. She has put so much investment and love into the sport, and it is always nice to ride a winner for them.”
Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson said: “Indie Angel is a very talented filly, but she has her own mind. Frankie has ridden her a couple of times at Lingfield, he rode her and did a very similar thing - just set out behind and let her come round the field.
“Today the draw was to our advantage, as long as they didn't come over. So that was the worry, but she's a talented filly and we're just so excited.
“Sadly, Mrs T is not here, nor Richard, but I know there'll be so excited to have seen her win at home.”
He added: “We've had a wonderful year. It has been fantastic to start with phenomenal results at Cheltenham and then come to the Royal meeting here. To have bred the Coventry winner yesterday was another icing on the cake.”
William Jarvis said of the runner-up: “All credit to the winner. She beat us fair and square, but I think softer ground would have suited Lady Bowthorpe. It is getting pretty quick out there and is only going to get quicker today.
“I am delighted with Lady Bowthorpe. She has won a Group Two and has been second in a Group One and now this Group Two today.
Duke Of Cambridge Stakes
(Fillies' Group 2) (Formerly the Windsor Forest Stakes) (Str)
£140,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
POS. (DRAW) FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (12) Indie Angel 4 9-0 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 22/1
2 (7) 2½ Lady Bowthorpe 5 9-3 William Jarvis Kieran Shoemark 7/2
3 (2) shd Queen Power 5 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Silvestre De Sousa 11/4F
4 (8) ¾ Champers Elysees 4 9-5 J P Murtagh Ben Coen 10/1
5 (1) ¾ Lavender's Blue 5 9-0 Amanda Perrett Jim Crowley 10/1
6 (3) 1¼ Fooraat 4 9-0 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 25/1
7 (9) ½ Valeria Messalina 4 9-0 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 22/1
8 (11) ½ Agincourt 6 9-0 David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 22/1
9 (4) 1¾ Double Or Bubble 4 9-0 Chris Wall James Doyle 7/1
10 (5) ¾ Onassis 4 9-0 Charlie Fellowes Hayley Turner 16/1
11 (10) 1¾ Parent's Prayer 4 9-0 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 10/1
12 (6) 6 Posted 5 9-0 Richard Hannon William Buick 33/1
NR 5 (13) Bounce The Blues 4 9-0 Andrew Balding NON RUNNER
DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE STAKES WINNERS
YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP
2020 2 NAZEEF John Gosden Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum 4-9-00 100/30
2019 2 MOVE SWIFTLY William Haggas Danny Tudhope Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum 4-9-00 9/1
2018 2 ALJAZZI Marco Botti William Buick Salah Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar 5-9-00 9/2
2017 2 QEMAH Jean-Claude Rouget FR Gregory Benoist Al Shaqab Racing 4-9-00 5/2F
2016 2 USHERETTE Andre Fabre FR Mickael Barzalona Godolphin 4-9-03 9/4F
2015 2 AMAZING MARIA David O’Meara James Doyle Sir Robert Ogden 4-9-00 25/1
2014 2 INTEGRAL Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Cheveley Park Stud 4-9-00 9/4F
2013 2 DUNTLE David Wachman IRE Wayne Lordan Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd 4-8-12 100/30
2012 2 JOVIALITY John Gosden William Buick HRH Princess Haya of Jordan 4-8-12 11/1
2011 2 LOLLY FOR DOLLY Tommy Stack IRE Wayne Lordan David Keoghan 4-8-12 11/1
2010 2 STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Renata Jacobs 4-8-12 9/2
2009 2 SPACIOUS James Fanshawe Johnny Murtagh Cheveley Park Stud 4-8-12 10/1
2008 2 SABANA PERDIDA Alain de Royer-Dupre FR Christophe Lemaire Scuderia Zaro 5-8-12 4/1
2007 2 NANNINA John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Cheveley Park Stud 4-8-12 3/1CF
2006 2 SOVIET SONG James Fanshawe Jamie Spencer Elite Racing Club 6-8-12 11/8F
*2005 2 PEERESS Sir Michael Stoute Michael Kinane Cheveley Park Stud 4-8-09 14/1
2004 2 FAVOURABLE TERMS Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Maktoum Al Maktoum 4-8-12 13/2
*run at York