Royal Ascot Day Two Recap: Highland Reel at his very best

Ryan Moore described globetrotting Highland Reel’s victory in the Prince Of Wales stakes as a ‘career best.’

The globetrotter added a sixth Group One prize after wins in America, Hong Kong and now Royal Ascot.

He held a handy position throughout the race before staying under leading jockey Ryan Moore, to see off Decorated Knight and Ulysses.

“Highland Reel has been everywhere and keeps coming back and running well. It was a tough performance at Epsom and he’s come back after not that long a break.

“I’d say it was probably a career-best from him today.

“Fair play to Aidan for getting him back after Epsom.

“He had a difficult day that day and to then come here and win, it is a massive performance by him.”

Qemah and Le Brivido complete French double

Qemah picked up her second Royal Ascot success in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.

The four-year-old won the Coronation Stakes last year, and improved from a Lingfield at the Berkshire track.

She won in a good manner to see off 40-1 shot Aljazzi.

In the opener Le Brivido justified favouritism to win the Jersey Stakes, he picked up well to win on the line for Andre Fabre.

His victory came after going down by a small margin in the French 2000 Guineas on his last start.

Heartache provides Hot To Trot an unforgettable day

The Hit The Front team were delighted to see the Hot To Trot syndicate’s Heartache win so encouragingly in the Queen Mary.

Sam Hoskins, part-owner of the team, was confident in her chances as she denied well-fancied favourite Happylikeafool.

Elsewhere Zhui Feng was a 25-1 winner in the Royal Hunt Cup, and Con Te Partiro won the closing Sandringham Handicap for Wesley Ward.

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