Queen Mary Stakes
QuinnBet
Group 2, Ascot 14:30
£150,000 guaranteed,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1    
Wednesday 19th June 2024

Boylesports

Enchanting Empress, despite a sluggish start, showcased her mettle in the prestigious Listed-class Orbital Veterinary Services National Stakes at Sandown on May 23.

The race unfolded dramatically, with Hawaiian—backed by favoritism to extend the Hannon dynasty’s remarkable record—setting the early pace.

However, the testing conditions took their toll on the market leader, leaving the door open for Enchanting Empress. Under the skilled guidance of jockey David Egan, she surged relentlessly, ultimately prevailing by half a length over Rock Hunter. This victory was no fluke; Enchanting Empress had previously edged out the same rival by a neck at Ascot, following an opening success at Wolverhampton.

The 4-1 winner’s pedigree is equally promising. Sired by the talented Sergei Prokofiev, Enchanting Empress continues the impressive early streak of results for this rising stallion.

“She’s a tough filly, she just got herself out of trouble as she sat back in the stalls a little bit and missed the kick,” said Ffrench Davis.

“She had the class and speed to get herself out of trouble. We always thought she was an Albany filly, but I think we’re leaning now towards the Queen Mary because she’s got sharper with every run.

“It should be ideal, David was very much of the mind that five furlongs at Ascot was going to be fine.

“She’s got a fantastic attitude, she hadn’t done a lot between her last run and Ascot and here and she was actually a bit fresh today.

“She took a bit of waking up in her first run, but I think she knows what it’s all about now.”

He added of the Amo Racing-owned winner: “Kia (Joorabchian) puts a great investment into the game and he deserves to have a few good ones. It’s great to be able to build up something good enough to go to Royal Ascot.

“She seems to cope with any ground, she won on the all-weather at Wolverhampton, she won goodish ground at Ascot and it didn’t bother her here today. A good horse will go on any ground.”

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Make Haste aims to live up to her name as she represents Diego Dias.

The speedy daughter of Blue Point is the favorite for the fillies’ Group Two on the second day of the Royal meeting – and it’s easy to understand why, given her emphatic debut victory at Naas last month.

Jockey Gavin Ryan was merely a passenger as she surged to a three-and-a-quarter-length win. Her Brazil-born, Curragh-based handler anticipates a strong performance when she takes the spotlight at the summer showpiece.

Dias said: “We’re looking forward to next week and the filly heads there in top form.

“We’ve always liked her at home and Gavin rode her in her work at Dundalk before her debut and felt she would be a nice filly going forward. We think she is special and we like her a lot.

“I think she will get further than five furlongs in time, but we will look forward to the Queen Mary Stakes over five furlongs first.”

Dias has excelled with young stock throughout his short training career, most notably landing a blow at Goodwood’s summer meeting with Mansa Musa last year.

However, he believes he is now in possession of arguably the best to step foot in his Kildare base – and one who attracted significant interest from big-spending owners following her impressive debut romp.

“It looks like she is the best I have trained,” continued Dias. “We looked after Malavath and prepped her for the sales and she was special too, and we have had a few nice ones, but this filly is very special. There was plenty of interest after her win.

“We go to Ascot with a live chance and she’s worthy of being one of the favourites with the way she won so impressively.”

Cleeve Racing £10 trial

Queen Mary Stakes
£150,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 5f, Class 3
36 entries
Going: Good to Firm

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 3 Adrestia 2 - Simon & Ed Crisford
2 21 Amestris 2 - Michael Bell Kevin Stott
3 45 Baileys Jubilation 2 - Charlie Johnston Jason Hart
4 121 Betty Clover 2 - Eve Johnson Houghton Georgia Dobie
5 51 Bountiful 2 - George Boughey
6 1 Burning Pine 2 - Wesley A Ward Joel Rosario
7 23 California Dreamer 2 - Adrian Murray David Egan
8 132 Convo 2 - Amy Murphy
9 332 Cradle Of Love 2 - Joseph O'Brien
10 111 Enchanting Empress 2 - Dominic Ffrench Davis David Egan
11 211 Englemere 2 - George Boughey Billy Loughnane
12 21 Fairy Godmother 2 - A P O'Brien
13 53 Flash The Cash 2 - Mrs John Harrington
14 142 Flicka's Girl 2 - David Loughnane Rossa Ryan
15 4 Glorious Kitty 2 - Michael & David Easterby
16 21 Heavens Gate 2 - A P O'Brien
17 21 Kassaya 2 - Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy
18 221 Kiss Me My Love 2 - Charlie Johnston
19 213 Kuwaitya 2 - Alice Haynes Kieran O'Neill
20 1 Leovanni 2 - K R Burke James Doyle
21 1 Make Haste 2 - Diego Dias Gavin Ryan
22 12 Maw Lam 2 - Adrian Nicholls Hollie Doyle
23 2 Mighty Eriu 2 - Gavin Cromwell
24 12 Miss Lamai 2 - K R Burke Clifford Lee
25 61 Miss Rascal 2 - Paul & Oliver Cole Tom Marquand
26 2 Oxford Rock 2 - Joseph O'Brien
27 106 Ruby's Profit 2 - Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole Kieran Shoemark
28 413 Running Queen 2 - Ollie Sangster
29 3 Sands Of Havana 2 - Ollie Sangster Trevor Whelan
30 1 Saturday Flirt 2 - Wesley A Ward Joel Rosario
31 416 Seraphim Angel 2 - Tom Dascombe Pierre-Louis Jamin
32 1 Spherical 2 - Roger Varian William Buick
33 1 Truly Enchanting 2 - A P O'Brien
34 1 Ultima Grace 2 - Wesley A Ward Joel Rosario
35 21 Where's Clare 2 - Charlie Johnston
36 1 Xanthe 2 - Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs

Trainers Quotes

QUEEN MARY STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2023 2 CRIMSON ADVOCATE George Weaver John R Velazquez 2 9-02 9/1
2022 2 DRAMATISED K R Burke Daniel Tudhope Clipper Logistics 2 9-02 5/2F
2021 2 QUICK SUZY Gavin Cromwell Gary Carroll Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners 2 9-00 8/1
2020 2 CAMPANELLE Wesley Ward USA Frankie Dettori Stonestreet Stables LLC 2-9-00 9/2
2019 2 RAFFLE PRIZE Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 2-9-00 18/1
2018 2 SIGNORA CABELLO John Quinn Oisin Murphy Phoenix Thoroughbreds & Zen Racing 2-9-00 25/1
2017 2 HEARTACHE Clive Cox Adam Kirby The Hot To Trot Syndicate 2-9-00 5/1
2016 2 LADY AURELIA Wesley Ward USA Frankie Dettori Stonestreet Stables LLC/G Bolton/P Leidel 2-9-00 2/1F
2015 2 ACAPULCO Wesley Ward USA Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 2-9-00 5/2F
2014 2 ANTHEM ALEXANDER Edward Lynam IRE Pat Smullen Noel O’Callaghan 2-9-00 9/4F
2013 2 RIZEENA Clive Brittain James Doyle Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum 2-8-12 6/1
2012 2 CEILING KITTY Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote Andrew Black & The Master Bettors 2-8-12 20/1
2011 2 BEST TERMS Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Robert Barnett 2-8-12 12/1
2010 2 MAQAASID John Gosden Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-12 9/4F
2009 2 JEALOUS AGAIN Wesley Ward USA John Velazquez R Abrams, R Brewer, M Dutko, W Ward 2-8-12 13/2
2008 LANGS LASH Mick Quinlan Alan Munro John Hanly 2-8-12 25/1
2007 2 ELLETELLE Ger Lyons IRE Johnny Murtagh Jesse Club Syndicate 2-8-12 20/1
2006 2 GILDED Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Mrs J Wood 2-8-12 11/2
*2005 2 FLASHY WINGS Mick Channon Ted Durcan Jaber Abdullah 2-8-10 4/1JF
2004 2 DAMSON David Wachman IRE Jamie Spencer Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 2-8-10 11/2JF
2003 3 ATTRACTION Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Duke of Roxburghe 2-8-10 13/8F
2002 3 ROMANTIC LIASON Brian Meehan Pat Eddery Con Wilson 2-8-08 16/1
2001 3 QUEEN’S LOGIC Mick Channon Steve Drowne Jaber Abdullah 2-8-08 13/2
2000 3 ROMANTIC MYTH Tim Easterby Kevin Darley Terry Holdcroft 2-8-06 4/1F
1999 3 SHINING HOUR Peter Chapple-Hyam Jimmy Fortune Robert Sangster 2-8-08 20/1
1998 3 BINT ALLAYL Mick Channon Frankie Dettori Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 2-8-08 2/1F
1997 3 NADWAH Peter Walwyn Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-08 10/1
1996 3 DANCE PARADE Paul Cole Michael Kinane Prince Fahd Salman 2-8-08 8/1
1995 3 BLUE DUSTER David Loder Michael Kinane Sheikh Mohammed 2-8-08 7/4F
1994 3 GAY GALLANTA Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Cheveley Park Stud 2-8-08 16/1
1993 3 RISKY Richard Hannon snr Walter Swinburn Roldvale Ltd 2-8-08 11/2
1992/ 3 LYRIC FANTASY Richard Hannon snr Michael Roberts Lord Carnarvon 2-8-08 11/8F
1991 3 MARLING Geoff Wragg Gary Carter Edmund Loder 2-8-08 11/4F
1990 3 ON TIPTOES Jim Leigh Dean McKeown John Rowles 2-8-08 8/1
1989 3 DEAD CERTAIN David Elsworth Steve Cauthen Commander Toby Marten 2-8-08 8/1
1988 3 GLORIELLA John McLaughlin IRE John Reid John McLaughlin 2-8-08 8/1
1987 3 PRINCESS ATHENA David Elsworth Willie Carson Henry Senn 2-8-08 9/1
1986 3 FOREST FLOWER Ian Balding Pat Eddery Paul Mellon 2-8-08 9/4JF
1985 3 GWYDION Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Stavros Niarchos 2-8-08 2/1F
1984 3 HI-TECH GIRL Peter Makin Greville Starkey Intercraft 2-8-08 16/1
1983 2 NIGHT OF WIND Matt McCormack Bruce Raymond P Durkan 2-8-08 50/1
1982 2 WIDAAD Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Maktoum Al Maktoum 2-8-08 13/8F
1981 2 FLY BABY Richard Hannon snr Paul Cook Malden Farms Ltd 2-8-08 40/1
1980 2 PUSHY Henry Cecil Joe Mercer Lord Tavistock 2-8-08 7/1
1979 2 ABEER Jeremy Tree Willie Carson Khalid Abdullah 2-8-08 7/1
1978 2 GREENLAND PARK William Hastings-Bass Harry White Greenland Park Ltd 2-8-08 15/2
1977 2 AMARANDA Harry Wragg Lester Piggott Budgie Moller 2-8-08 4/6F