Queen lands Queen's Vase with Estimate
Report: Royal Ascot, Friday
Queen's Vase (Group 3) 2m, 3yo
THE Queen celebrated a winner at Royal Ascot on Friday when Estimate won the Queen's Vase under Ryan Moore.
The daughter of Monsun, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, quickened up well to give her owner her first winner at the meeting since Free Agent landed the Chesham in 2008.
Stoute was pleased to train a winner for the Queen in this landmark Jubilee year. He said: "I'm delighted for her. She contributes so much to racing.
"This filly is from an Aga Khan family with a Gold Cup winner in it, and I thought when she won at Salisbury that she could be a Vase filly."
Also on Friday
Wolferton Handicap (Listed) 1m2f, 4yo+
Trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick's brilliant Friday at Royal Ascot continued when the progressive Gatewood completed a 142-1 treble for the pair.
They landed the Albany and Coronation Stakes with Newfangled and Fallen For You and continued their great run with Gatewood, who was also completing a hat-trick following wins at York and Epsom.
Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)
While Gosden was celebrating his 31st Royal Ascot winner, Roger Varian bagged his first when Eton Forever charged home in the Britannia.