King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) 5f, 3yo+ Royal Ascot 2015,
ROBERT COWELL once again illustrated why he is such a fine trainer of sprinters as he won the King’s Stand for the second time in five years with 20-1 chance Goldream.
Goldream defeating 50-1 outsider Medicean Man in a breathtakingly exciting photo-finish, caught on film by racing photographer Peter Mooney.Cowell has a reputation for improving sprinters recruited from other yards, and Goldream started out with Luca Cumani before moving to Cowell in 2013.
Victory last month in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket was a first Group-class success for the six-year-old.
“The Kings Stand Stakes was a brilliant ride by Martin [Harley] and I’m pleased for the owners. I’m loving this race, it’s fantastic,” commented Cowell.
Winning jockey Harley added: “I just tacked over from the stalls as I thought all the fancied ones were drawn high. When I kicked inside the final furlong he picked up well.
“I was lucky because I was changing hands a furlong out and nearly dropped the stick! Being a Group 1 makes it a lot more special, they are hard to get.”17 June 2015; GOLDREAM, Martin Harley up, defeating, Medicean Man, Joao Moreira up, nearside, and Muthmir, Paul Hanagan up, in The King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298