Windsor Castle Stakes
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Listed, Ascot 17:35
£65,000 added,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1    
Wednesday 16th June 2021

1 Chipotle 22/1
2 Dig Two 7/1
3 Boonie 18/1
4 Bond Chairman 66/1
27 ran NR: Tipperary Sunset Distances: 2¼l, hd, nk
Time: 59.78s (slow by 0.38s)

Chipotle provided jockey Charles Bishop and trainer Eve Johnson Houghton with a second Royal Ascot success.
 
Eyes were drawn early to the pace-setting US-challenger Ruthin (3/1 fav) under Frankie Dettori, but it was the 22/1 outsider Chipotle who emerged the victor, scything through the far-side pack and pulling away for a two and a quarter length victory. Dig Two took second place, with Boonie a head further back in third.
 
The winner was bouncing back from a lesser effort on soft ground at Sandown Park having won his first two starts – the Brocklesby at Doncaster and the Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial over the course and distance on April 28.
 
Johnson Houghton said: “Chipotle is an absolute dude. He trains himself – I can take no credit for it. He just travels and then goes. He didn't handle soft ground at Sandown, but apart from that, he has never put a foot wrong.
 
“I thought during the day we couldn't win as he was drawn in stall one. Nothing was winning on the far side, but the Royal Hunt Cup result was important as it gave everyone the courage to stay that side.
 
“They went a rattling good pace and he picked them up - it was amazing. Ascot suits him perfectly. It's great for Ascot that he won a trials race and then a Royal Ascot race. It is my second Royal Ascot winner and it's fantastic. I cannot tell you how good it is.”

Trainers Quotes

Bishop said: “A lot of credit to the trainer I say. I have only had two winners here and they’ve both been Eve’s - she's unbelievable.
 
“We were very disappointed at Sandown. We thought Chipotle was very good, but the ground just completely blunted his turn of foot. I was too handy from a wide draw and made too much use of him, but thankfully we’ve made amends today, and I think we’d take today over Sandown!
 
“It's not very often you get a run like that here at the Royal meeting, but I had the horse to go for the gaps - they weren't very big, he was very brave and I almost got there too soon, but thankfully he held on.
 
“He is a good horse trained by a lovely person and a great trainer. It is quite emotional - Eve is very, very good to me. She has kept the faith.”

Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
£65,000 added, 2yo only, 5f, Class 1
27 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (1)     Chipotle 2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 22/1
2 (25)
Dig Two 2 9-3 Hugo Palmer James Doyle 7/1
3 (3)
hd Boonie 2 9-3 Kevin Ryan Adam Kirby 18/1
4 (17)
nk Bond Chairman 2 9-3 Bryan Smart Graham Lee 66/1
5 (4)
shd Armor 2 9-3 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 9/1
6 (15)
½ Kaboo 2 9-3 K R Burke Clifford Lee 15/2
7 (12)
nk Ruthin 2 8-12 Wesley A Ward Frankie Dettori 3/1F
8 (24)
2 Guilded 2 8-12 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 66/1
9 (22)
nk Albion Square 2 9-3 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 33/1
10 (23)
hd Home City 2 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor Andrea Atzeni 50/1
11 (2) ½ Admiral D 2 9-3 M D O'Callaghan Leigh Roche 50/1
12 (7)
dht Barging Thru 2 9-3 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 28/1
13 (27)
hd Ernie's Valentine 2 9-3 Paul & Oliver Cole 16/1
14 (13)
nse Amalfi Coast 2 9-3 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 14/1
15 (5)
nk Superior Force 2 9-3 George Boughey Silvestre De Sousa 18/1
16 (21)
Golden Bell 2 8-12 Wesley A Ward John R Velazquez 8/1
17 (8)
shd Amazonian Dream 2 9-3 Rod Millman David Probert 80/1
18 (6)
½ Robasta 2 9-3 Andrew Balding William Buick 50/1
19 (11)
nse Poderoso 2 9-3 Charles Hills Tom Marquand 125/1
20 (16)
hd Flaming Rib 2 9-3 Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote 22/1
21 (26)
hd Royal Emerther 2 9-3 K R Burke Adam Kirby 125/1
22 (28)
1 Freyabella 2 8-12 Jane Chapple-Hyam David Egan 250/1
23 (9)
Spring Is Sprung 2 9-3 Michael Bell Oisin Murphy 20/1
24 (19)
½ Silks Pass 2 9-3 Darryll Holland Jim Crowley 40/1
25 (10)
nk Dusky Prince 2 9-3 Archie Watson Luke Morris 150/1
26 (14)
Lord Gorgeous 2 9-3 J P Murtagh Ben Coen 125/1
27 (20) Bicep 2 9-3 Archie Watson Kieran Shoemark 66/1
NR 24 (18) Tipperary Sunset 2 9-3 John Quinn NON RUNNER

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WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

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

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