Queen Mary Stakes
MansionBet
Group 2, Ascot 14:30
£80,000 added,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1    
Wednesday 16th June 2021

1 Quick Suzy 8/1
2 Twilight Gleaming 9/4 F
3 Cheerupsleepyjean 50/1
4 Artos 8/1
21 ran NR: Eve Lodge Distances: 1¼l, 1¾l, nk
Time: 1m 0.01s (slow by 0.61s)

Quick Suzy lived up to her name when winning the opener on day two of Royal Ascot, a first success at the meeting for both jockey Gary Carroll and trainer Gavin Cromwell.
 
The Wesley Ward-trained US challenger Twilight Gleaming was expected to go close in the five-furlong contest for two-year-old fillies, but she lacked the finishing burst of Quick Suzy who finished best in a race that developed up the stands’ side rail.
 
Twilight Gleaming held on for second, beaten a length and a quarter, with Cheerupsleepyjean closing fast for third.
 
Cromwell, who is one of Ireland’s leading Jump trainers, said: “Royal Ascot is such an occasion and to have a winner, it's fantastic. 
 
“I was very confident Quick Suzy was going to run a big race, but where she lay with the English or the American horses, we didn't know until we came here.
 
“She won her maiden well, it was only an auction maiden and it wouldn't carry as much weight, but she then went to a G2 in Naas [Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes] and finished second. She showed blistering pace and we thought plenty of her.
 
“I'm not a known as a trainer of two-year-olds or sprinters, so it was very hard to tell but I knew she was in great nick. This goes down to the staff at home and the big effort they have put in.
 
“The plan was she would remain with me until Royal Ascot and then go to America. Maybe we can twist the owners’ arm and go for the Breeders’ Cup with her.”

Trainers Quotes

Carroll said: “Fair play to Gavin, three-mile Stayers’ Hurdle to five furlongs at Ascot - he can do it. She was very good today.
 
“She didn't have the best prep, but to be fair he got her here spot on today. She travelled well, travelled very easy - I thought we didn’t go quick enough. I knew she’d get to the line well today and would probably outstay the American horse.
 
“She jumped well and I thought the American horse would be going a really good gallop and that I’d be chasing, but I actually sat close to the American horse and every step of the way I was waiting, waiting, and then when I got inside the two, the American horse got maybe half a length on me and I chased her down. I just outbattled her to the line, and we actually got to the line well. She’s a very good filly.
 
He added: “This means a lot - the season’s going very well so far, but you need these big winners really to put yourself on the platform, so it’s great to get it. Especially today, with the crowds - it’s a long time since we’ve felt an atmosphere like that, and it was magical. 

“If I could have extended the walkway back in, I would have - I soaked it all up and it was great. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but it was a magic race to win, with such prestige; it’s what jockeys dream of.”

Queen Mary Stakes
£80,000 added, 2yo only, 5f, Class 3
21 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (22)     Quick Suzy 2 9-0 Gavin Cromwell Gary Carroll 8/1
2 (20)
Twilight Gleaming 2 9-0 Wesley A Ward John R Velazquez
3 (15)
Cheerupsleepyjean 2 9-0 J A Stack Chris Hayes 50/1
4 (2) nk Artos 2 9-0 George R Arnold II Frankie Dettori 8/1
5 (11)
Vertiginous 2 9-0 Brian Meehan Martin Dwyer 66/1
6 (3)
1 Get Ahead 2 9-0 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 16/1
7 (9)
nse Illustrating 2 9-0 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 11/1
8 (4)
nk Orinoco River 2 9-0 Donnacha O'Brien Gavin Ryan 28/1
9 (1)
shd Misty Ayr 2 9-0 Keith Dalgleish Joe Fanning 80/1
10 (7)
nk Desert Dreamer 2 9-0 Stuart Williams Oisin Murphy 9/1
11 (10) nse Nymphadora 2 9-0 Andrew Balding Jason Watson 12/1
12 (21)
¾ Choux 2 9-0 David Evans Shane Kelly 22/1
13 (13)
1 Crazyland 2 9-0 Clive Cox Hector Crouch 50/1
14 (8)
hd Harmony Rose 2 9-0 K J Condon Shane Foley 80/1
15 (18)
¾ Coup De Force 2 9-0 Stuart Kittow Liam Keniry 100/1
16 (14)
Jazzy Princess 2 9-0 Robert Cowell Luke Morris 100/1
17 (16)
¾ Yet 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 10/1
18 (17)
shd Poppy Petal 2 9-0 Keith Dalgleish Callum Rodriguez 80/1
19 (6)
Beautiful Sunshine 2 9-0 George Boughey Tom Marquand 20/1
20 (12)
nk White Jasmine 2 9-0 George Boughey Hollie Doyle 25/1
21 (5)
Mas Poder 2 9-0 Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott 25/1
NR 8 (19) Eve Lodge 2 9-0 Charlie Fellowes NON RUNNER

QUEEN MARY STAKES WINNERS

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

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

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