Royal Ascot. 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.
Clondaw Warrior was Winner of the prestigious November Handicap at Leopardstown last year.
Victory also completed a double for Ryan Moore following his success on Gleneagles in the St James’s Palace Stakes, at Royal Ascot 2015.
Mullins said. I think the ground, this good fast ground, makes a difference to him. “CLONDAW WARRIOR, Ryan Moore up, nearside, just manages to overcome Fun Mac, Richard Hughes up, to claim The Ascot Stakes at Ascot. Photo the Winners Enclosure. With thanks photos courtesy © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298