Lanfranco Dioric Royal Ascot 2021 got off to a good start, scoring early in the opening day of the first day, with Queen Ann Stakes (Group 1, 393.480 lst, 1600m), the most beloved palace pear, closing it at 2/7 on the blackboard. This is Gosdens’ eighth victory in 9 matches in 4 years of coaching (another third to Queen Elizabeth). With this victory, Dettori became the sole record holder in the royal meeting between the jockeys: 74 wins (27 of which were 1 in the group!), Against Pat Eddie’s 73.
Other key features of the inaugural conference, the King’s stand stakes (Group 1, 344.295 lst, 1000 m) and St. James’ Palace stakes (Group 1, 344.295 lst, 1600 m), were won by Oxsted, who had been in the saddles for 23 years, respectively. It’s really steel, after Siren Fallon, the oldest son of art, won the Poetry Flare, 2000 in British Guinea, sixth in the French and second in the Irish.
It is clear that there is nothing to be done for Marco Gianni in Coventry Stakes (Group 2, 98.370 lst, m. 1200): Eli, a 22-year-old Sardinian student dashing for the first time in a group match at a royal meeting, is the extreme outsider 200/1. A listed victory for Andrea Atsenini with Juan Elkanoi at the Wolferton Stakes (73,776 lst, m. 2000).
Queen Elizabeth followed the races on TV at Windsor Castle, and Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were on the race course. Today is the second day, with the Prince of Wales (Group 1, 688.590 lst, m 2000).