Moore seals day one treble on Washington DC   Leave a comment

CLONDAW WARRIOR with R Moore

Clondaw Warrior (grey silks) winning under Ryan Moore

 PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)

Moore seals day one treble on Washington DC

Report: Royal Ascot, Tuesday

Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) 5f, 2yo

RYAN MOORE completed a 54-1 treble on day one of the royal meeting when Washington DC just held on from the fast-finishing Areen in a field of 27 for the Tuesday finale.

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The world-renowned rider had won earlier on Gleneagles in the St James’s Palace Stakes and Clondaw Warrior in the Ascot Stakes.

Like Gleneagles, Washington DC is trained by Aidan O’Brien, but unlike that one he came here off the back of a defeat at the Curragh last time.

Moore said of the 5-1 winner: “I am delighted with him – he is a very fast colt.

“He had a little look at the crowd but there is plenty more to come from him. He has an awful lot of pace.”

It took a photo finish to separate the front two with the 4-1 favourite Steady Pace back in third.

Kevin Ryan, who trains Areen, said: “At Sandown he was badly drawn and shoved out to the middle of the track but Jamie looked after him, which is why we use Jamie and why the horse is here today. He is going to grow and mature so we’ll give him three weeks off now.”

Also on Tuesday

Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 2m4f, 4yo+

ONCE again the Ascot Stakes fell to a jumps trainer, with 5-1 favourite Clondaw Warrior winning for Willie Mullins.

Mullins won the race in 2012 with Simenon, and in recent seasons David Pipe, Jonjo O’Neill and Nicky Henderson have all triumphed in the stayers’ contest.

Winner of the November Handicap at Leopardstown last year,Clondaw Warrior stormed into contention in the final two furlongs and saw off the challenge of 8-1 shot Fun Mac.

Victory also completed a double for Ryan Moore following his success on Gleneagles in the St James’s Palace Stakes.

Mullins said: “I thought Ryan gave him a fantastic ride. None of us gave him any orders – I wouldn’t dare give him any orders!

“When the second came upsides him he pulled it out again. I think the ground, this good fast ground, makes a difference to him.”

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Posted June 17, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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