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Owner Sabena Power and
trainer Eddie Lynam completed
the remarkable feat of winning
both of Royal Ascot s Group One
sprints with two different hors-
es.Sole Power had been quickly
ruled out of the Diamond Jubilee
Stakes after being tired from his
success in Tuesday s King s Stand,
but the two years younger, but
unrelated, Slade Power was more
than ready to step into his shoes.
The only difference was it was
Wayne Lordan in the saddle rather
than Richard Hughes, and the 7/2
favourite was ridden more promi-
nently and to less dramatic effect
than the fast-finishing Sole Power,
but it was the same outcome as
he strongly repelled Due Diligence
and obliged by a length and a half.
As Sole Power is the five-furlong
specialist and Slade Power has his
first top-level victory at six, it
would appear easy for Lynam to
keep them apart, but they will
meet once again in next month s
Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
The junior member took third
and the old man fifth in last sea-
son s renewal.
It prompted joyous celebrations
for Irish bookmaking family the
Powers, with this ranking as a sim-
ilar achievement to that of the
Australian Choisir, who collected
both races in 2003, a year after
the Diamond Jubilee had been pro-
moted to a Group One.
The family have just a small
handful horses at Lynam s County
Meath stable, while the trainer had
also won Wednesday s Queen Mary
Stakes with Anthem Alexander.
"This one s very special as we
bred him," said Lynam.
"They re special owners, and
I m lucky to have special staff, spe-
cial horses and a great family to
back me up. It s just a coincidence,
I ve got two very good horses and
they ll both run in the July Cup.
"Sole Power will wear the first
colours as he s the elder statesman
and the stable pet.
"Trainers get ten per cent (of
prize-money) for a reason---it s
only ten per cent to do with us.
"It s been a great week and there
is nowhere I like winning more
than here. I love the place."
Power s son, Paddy, said: "This
is the family week of all time. Two
Royal Ascot winners---it just
doesn t happen. We were quite
confident he d come on from his
first run at the Curragh. It s very
They had to wait to celebrate as
a stewards inquiry was called but
the result then quickly confirmed.
The 14-runner field split into
two groups, but it soon became
evident that the quintet on the
near side were always chasing the
game and Due Diligence s jockey,
Ryan Moore, was aware of this and
nudged towards the middle of the
track with three furlongs to run.
The War Front colt was snatched
up by the winner very late in the
piece, but it made little difference
to the outcome, while reborn
sprinter Aljamaaheer finished a
head head away in third.
Lordan, who got a one-day
careless riding ban (July 6), said:
"He travelled real well, I got there
a little bit soon and he rolled
around with me, but I had plenty
left and I m delighted.
It would appear the second and
third will also be bound for New-
market on July 12.
Due Diligence is a very lightly-
raced American recruit for trainer
Aidan O Brien, who said: "It was
his first time with the older sprint-
ers and really we couldn t be hap-
Roger Varian was delighted with
the effort of Aljamaaheer and said:
"I wished it had been six and a
The Henry Candy-trained Music
Master finished fourth, having
raced away from the main group
for much of the contest, while the
well-backed French runner Amer-
ican Devil was fifth.
Power for Lynam at Ascot
stablemate Sole Power
with a Royal Ascot Group
One win of his own.
Telescope evoked memories of Har-
binger when running away with the
Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot yes-
Harbinger claimed this race in 2010
before taking the King George VI And
Queen Elizabeth Stakes by 11 lengths.
Next month s showpiece over the
course and distance beckons for the
same owners, Highclere Thoroughbred
Racing, and trainer Sir Michael Stoute
after an electric display.
Telescope (7/4 favourite) has had his
critics after he failed to live up to expec-
tations as a candidate for the Investec
Derby last year.
But having given time to develop and
mature, he now looks the real deal. He
also put two defeats this season behind
him in some style under Ryan Moore.
Stoute was winning the race for an
eighth time and, for good measure, the
on-song Newmarket handler saddled
fast-finishing runner-up Hillstar, but
he was seven lengths down on his
impressive stablemate at the line.
"He was very inconvenienced by the
bad ground at Sandown and Chester,
but he had his ground and showed what
he is really made of," said Stoute.
"If he is in good shape I don t see
why we won t come back here next
"If he did that again, he d be in the
shake-up in any big race."
Harry Herbert, Highclere s manager,
said: "He s such an exciting horse and,
as Ryan was just saying there, he s a
"It s taken a while for him to learn
how to race, but he s grown up.
"It was the right trip and that was
a hell of a performance.
"I stood here after Harbinger had
won as impressively and I said, Come
on, let s go for the King George .
Telescope is 14/1 with Sky Bet for
the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe and rep-
resentative Michael Shinners said: "A
very impressive performance from Tel-
escope in spread-eagling what looked
a decent field.
"He looked really good on quick
ground at York and that may be the
key to him.
"If it turned up quick in France he
would be a huge player."
Richard Hannon snr said of third
home Pether s Moon: "He ran a solid
race. If they d gone a bit quicker I think
he could have finished second maybe.
But he s proved he s up to this class
and I think there s a Group race in him.
A mile and a half is perfect but he could
get a bit further."
Owner John Manley: "I d consider
(the Melbourne Cup) if the trainer
thought it was the right thing to do.
"We ve talked about it and lots of
people have asked about it."
Forgotten Voice has already won
twice at Royal Ascot and ran with credit
in fourth for trainer Nicky Henderson.
He said: "The winner s in a different
class, a Group One horse, but we ve
Telescope back in focus
An early double for Ryan Moore and
Sir Michael Stoute was enough to seal
the Qipco-sponsored top Royal Ascot
jockey and trainer titles.
Moore steered home Arab Spring
in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes and
then the impressive Telescope in the
Hardwicke Stakes for his boss to add
to the three victories earlier in the
He ensured he claimed the title for
the fourth time in five years with a
sixth win when the Willie Mullins-
trained Pique Sous rounded off the car-
nival in style in the Queen Alexandra
William Buick was his nearest pur-
suer on three triumphs.
Stoute, who was already the most
successful current Royal Ascot trainer
before it started, now has 72 in total
after four wins during the meeting.
The Newmarket trainer has been a
little quieter in recent seasons, and had
last received this particular prize back
Moore, who received both prizes,
said: "It s nice to win the last, but it
would have been nice to win the Golden
Jubilee as well.
"The only disappointment of the
week was Dank, and it was a shame I
couldn t get a winner for The Queen.
"It s gone really well in the main and
I m delighted. It s been a lovely week.
"It s a hugely important week for all
the owners and trainers in this coun-
Moore, Stoute claim gongs
Sir Terry Wogan and Lady Wogan present The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes award
to Ascot's top jockey Ryan Moore.
Richard Fahey landed Royal
Ascot s big sprint handicap as
Baccarat came home nicely clear
in the Wokingham.
The 9/1 shot provided young
jockey George Chaloner with one
of the biggest winners of his career,
coming away from Professor in
the closing stages with Rivellino
and another Fahey runner Alben
Star filling out the frame.
Chaloner always had the con-
sistent five-year-old well placed
near the stands side with the field
initially splitting into three fairly
He pulled out to find some day-
light after the two-furlong pole
and hit the front with just over a
furlong left, just as his stable com-
panion came through on the rail.
But it was Baccarat who found
the better turn of foot, quickly
drawing a couple of lengths clear
and holding on well in the closing
stages as Professor (10/1) and Riv-
ellino (25/1) came late down the
middle of the track.
Alben Star made it a fine day
for Fahey in fourth at 16/1 with a
massive gamble on Absolutely So
coming astray---he was backed all
the way down to 4/1 favourite but
trailed home well outside the first
The Ascot stewards held an
inquiry into two possible incidents
of interference in the race and
found William Buick, rider of Riv-
ellino, and Thomas Brown, who
partnered Dungannon (21st), guilty
of careless riding.
Buick was given a two-day (July
6-7) ban and Brown was suspend-
ed for three days (July 6-8).
Cards fall right for Baccarat
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