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  • 15:05 Windsor Forest Stakes 1m

  • (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) £100,000 added 4yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner £56,770 2nd £21,520 3rd £10,770 4th £5,370
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.72s
  • Off time: 15:09:42

Lolly For Dolly claims Forest

First Royal Ascot winner for Wayne Lordan

Last Updated: 15/06/11 3:35pm

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Lolly For Dolly spreadeagles the Windsor Forest field.

Lolly For Dolly spreadeagles the Windsor Forest field.

Tommy Stack's Lolly For Dolly claimed the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Lolly For Dolly ran on strongly under the stands' side rail to spring a surprise in the one mile contest and provide jockey Wayne Lordan with his first winner at the Royal meeting.

The consistent filly has shown improved form this season since being fitted with blinkers and added this Group Two prize to the two Group Three victories that she's already claimed this term for trainer Tommy Stack.

The race started badly for Sir Henry Cecil when Jacqueline Quest - first past the post in last year's 1000 Guineas - refused to race but it momentarily looked as though Chachamaidee might provide a happy ending to the race for the newly knighted trainer.

She had to settle for second with First City running on well to fill third place for David Simcock as the favourites finished well held.

Fozzy Stack

Fozzy Stack, trainer Tommy's son and assistant said: "The blinkers are the key. We thought last year when she was fourth in the Sandringham that she didn't kill herself so we decided to apply the blinkers this year and they've worked the oracle.

"This was always in the back of our minds, David (Keoghan, owner) loves coming here, she's very tough, takes a lot of work and she has the constitution of an ox so it was the logical place to come.

"We might give her a bit of a holiday now before we bring her back for the Matron Stakes (at Leopardstown). That's her main autumn target.

"She takes a lot of getting ready so she'll have a prep race in something like the Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown or a race at Tipperary."

Lordan added: "I was just looking for a bit of room at halfway and when I weaved her between two horses she picked up and ran to the line.

"It's nice to have a first Royal Ascot winner so I'm very happy.

"I thought the race might have come too soon as she doesn't want it fast but she handled it well.

"She's tough and her heart is in the right place."

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Sir Henry Cecil, trainer of Chachamaidee and Jacqueline Quest, added: "Chachamaidee ran a lovely race and the mile is probably just a bit of a stretch for her. Over seven furlongs, it might have been closer.

"Something like the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood be ideal for her. The other filly just didn't want to come out of the stalls."

David Simcock was thrilled with the performance of 25-1 shot First City, but bemused by the effort of her strongly fancied stablemate I'm A Dreamer.

"I'm really disappointed with I'm A Dreamer. There is no way she should be beaten by First City on homework or on form, so we'll do some tests on her," said the trainer.

"First City has surprised us, but she's a very honest filly."

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