After being beaten by a head in the last two runnings of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Dream Of Dreams landed success at the third time of asking in Saturday’s feature race at Royal Ascot.
The gelding, who had finished second at Ascot three times in his career, was pushed on by Ryan Moore with two furlongs remaining and began to make good headway in the closing stages.
The five-year-old met the leading Glen Shiel in the final furlong and began trading blows with Archie Watson’s recruit in the final furlong.
Dream Of Dreams won the battle of wits and pushed in front, keeping on well to win by a length.
Glen Shiel had to settle for second while Tim Easterby’s Art Power ran on for third.
Charlie Appleby and Godolphin claimed a 1-2 in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes, as Creative Force landed his fifth success in six starts.
The three-year-old, who was stepped up to seven furlongs for the first time, was held up for the majority of the contest but began to make headway with two furlongs remaining.
Travelling up the middle of the course, the gelding plugged on and kept on gamely to land success by a length and a quarter.
Stablemate Naval Crown claimed second, while Charlie Fellowes’ Vadream and Richard Fahey’s Rhythm Master finished third and fourth respectively.
Wonderful Tonight made it two wins in two starts at Ascot, as the four-year-old filly quickened away from her rivals to win the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes.
David Menuisier’s runner took a keen hold early on and made smooth headway after making the turn into the home straight.
She pushed into the lead in the final two furlongs and didn’t look back, pushing away from the pack to win by a length and a half.
Broome finished in second, while Hukum claimed third.
Aidan O’Brien’s Point Lonsdale continued to show promise as he landed the Chesham Stakes, while Rohann made up an incredible amount of ground to claim the Wokingham Stakes for David Evans.
Oisin Murphy landed top jockey with success on Foxes Tales in the Golden Gates Stakes for Andrew Balding, while Willie Mullins‘ Stratum won the Queen Alexandra Stakes.