The Naval Crown leads Appleby 1 to 2 at Royal Ascot’s Platinum Jubilee.Royal Ascot

The Naval Crown revenge on a stable creative force to land the dramatic Platinum Jubilee Stakes for trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey James Doyle at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

The Godolphin-owned pair finished first and second in the Jersey Stakes at last season’s meeting, but this time the Naval Crown scored 33-1 and the rankings were reversed.

“Last year was the opposite in Jersey,” Doyle told ITV Racing. “They took a similar path. If he said he was hoping to win, we would have felt like we had won and lied, but we always had hope. . “

“I found it separated by the width of the track and had hope. We dropped him far away-he was fourth in Guinea, so he was always a bit of quality.” He added.

Appleby commented: [Buick, who rode the runner-up] The other day, riding both pieces, he said, “I have a job to divide them.” Both are tough horses and have a habit of finishing in 1st and 2nd place. “

Bloom sweeps trainer Aidan O’Brien and becomes the notable 900th group / grade winner under both codes with a stunning front-running display in Ryan Moore’s hands to win the Hardwicke Stakes. I did.

Last season’s Irish Derby and St Leger winner Hurricane Lane was sent off from his 8-11 favorites with a one-and-a-half-mile Group 2 feature at Royal Ascot, but in a bit of condition on the first run of the season. It seemed to keep. Getting to the ground faster than ideal, the aggressive tactics from Moore’s wide draw worked perfectly as he removed the puncture wounds from Charlie Appleby’s runners.

Hurricane Lane wilted and Mostadaf and Jim Crowley chased the 6-1 chance of winning the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last July, but the winner was 3.5 lengths better.

Earlier, Holloway Boy brought out one of the greatest surprises in the history of Royal Ascot these days when he won Chesham Stakes 40-1 in his racetrack debut.

The foal ran because his trainer, Karl Burke, was asked by owner Nick White to board the horse.

“It was one hell of performance. I know the time, but to do it for the first time, he has to be a little special,” Burke later said.

Worcestern1.30 Port O’Clockn2.00 Ashokan2.35 Masterdreamn3.05 Inn The Bulln3.35 Percy’s Wordn4.05 Pop The Champagnen4.35 Leopolds Rockn5.07 Windy Cove

Hexhamn1.45 Nero Rockn2.15 Lady Babsn2.45 Melburniann3.20 The Vollann3.55 Grand Du Nordn4.25 Follow Your Arrown5.00 Gone In Sixty

Pontefractn3.45 Lady Lavinan4.15 Love Is Goldenn4.45 Glenartneyn5.15 Olegn5.45 Unpluggedn6.15 Exminster (nap)n6.45 Ghathanfar (nb)

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Worcester
1.30 Port O’clock 2.00 Ashoka 2.35 Master Dream 3.05 Insable 3.35 Percy’s Word 4.05 Pop Champagne 4.35 Leopolds Rock 5.07 Windy Cove

Hexham
1.45 Nero Rock 2.15 Lady Babs 2.45 Melburnian 3.20 The Vollan 3.55 Grand Du Nord 4.25 Follow Your Arrow 5.00 Gone In 60

Pontefract
3.45 Lady Lavina 4.15 Love Is Golden 4.45 Glenartney 5.15 Oleg 5.45 Unplugged 6.15 Exminster (nap) 6.45 Ghathanfar (nb)

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“He was backwards and we were going to Musselburgh, but he fine-tuned his muscles, so we entered him thinking that this day would be a good day.

“It was the owner’s first runner, not to mention the first runner at Royal Ascot, who couldn’t blow the candles.”

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