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  • 17:00 Hampton Court Stakes 1m 2f

  • (listed) £50,000 added 3yo 15 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 6.22s
  • Off time: 17:04:33
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Queen Denied By Fallon

Last Updated: 17/06/10 6:31pm

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Fallon after winning on Afsare.

Fallon after winning on Afsare.

Kieren Fallon recorded his first Royal Ascot winner since 2006 as Afsare edged out Quadrille in a thrilling finish to the Hampton Court Stakes.

Sent off the 9-4 favourite following an impressive recent victory at Doncaster, the three-year-old enjoyed a perfect ride from the six-times champion jockey.

Quadrille would have been a popular winner, running in the colours of the Queen, but Afsare wore him down in the dying strides to score by a short-head.

Connections had to survive a stewards' inquiry after the first two got very tight in the finish, but the result was eventually confirmed.

It was Fallon's first visit to this meeting in four years following his well publicised problems while trainer Luca Cumani was notching his first winner at the Royal meeting since 1997.

Of having deprived the Queen, Cumani quipped: "I'm Italian - I'm not a subject!

"He's progressive. I'd have to see the race again but I'd say he'll improve for going up to a mile and a half.

"We might look at a Group Three now but I don't see him as a Leger horse - he has too much speed."

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