Ascot

  • 14:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1m

  • Winner £198,485 2nd £75,250 3rd £37,660 4th £18,760
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.48s
  • Off time: 14:36:09
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Declaration Of War (USA) 15/2
2nd Aljamaaheer (IRE) 8/1
3rd Gregorian (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1333-23 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Aljamaaheer (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 9-0 R Varian P Hanagan 111 8/19.00
2 (13) 26/12-21 Forest Green, Red Chevron, Red Cap Animal Kingdom (USA) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 bt H Graham Motion John Velazquez 126 5/42.25
3 (5) 4618-34 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Chil The Kite 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 p1 H Morrison R L Moore 108 16/117.00
4 (6) 1/411-15 Dark Blue Declaration Of War (USA) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 112 15/28.50
5 (8) 333-133 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 p1 R A Fahey K Fallon 111 33/134.00
6 (1) 2012-21 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Gregorian (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden T P Queally 113 16/117.00
7 (4) 170-404 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 10
Nag me
5 9-0 Richard Hannon P Cosgrave 111 100/1101.00
8 (11) 941456 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 9-0 b1 P J O'gorman D Holland 100 100/1101.00
9 (2) 12-8772 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Penitent 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 115 33/134.00
10 (10) 285-422 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Sovereign Debt (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell A Kirby 112 16/117.00
11 (12) 13-0114 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Trade Storm 80
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 D M Simcock J P Spencer 113 12/113.00
12 (9) 0150-10 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 114 25/126.00
13 (3) 8/21323- Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves Elusive Kate (USA) 241
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 116 15/28.50

Verdict

It will be a brave punter who bets odds-on a horse who has never run over a straight mile and there will be plenty willing to take on ANIMAL KINGDOM but the fact is he's 10lb clear on official ratings and has the ability to race on any surface over a variety of trips. The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, last year's Breeders' Cup Mile runner-up and this year's Dubai World Cup hero looks different class to these rivals, emphasised by his victory at Meydan where he put Red Cadeaux, rated 7lb lower at the time, firmly in his place and he's the automatic selection. Elusive Kate is next best on official figures but a line through Breeders' Cup Mile fourth Excelebration, who beat her twice last year, gives her plenty to find with the selection. Declaration Of War is very highly regarded at Ballydoyle and there were excuses made after his poor effort in the Lockinge, his first attempt at the highest level. The fact that he's in another Group 1 suggests very much better is expected though the evidence isn't there at present. Aljamaaheer finished in front of him at Newbury and can go well though it's difficult to imagine him beating a horse of Animal Kingdom's quality and Penitent, who was conceding 5lb to Gregorian and third-placed Gabrial in the Diomed, could snatch a place at a big price.