Ascot 5:00, 5f Group 2 (Fillies') (1), "Queen Mary Stakes"
|1||Maqaasid||2.25||73||2||m||J. H. M. Gosden||18||Supp 3/1, B-1 Wdst, H-1 Erl Drop 2nd Rank FrRL, TvCmf-2f & Wait For Gap, SwcL-1.5f, Eff-1f+, ko ins-1f, Ld-0.5f PO, PoLt|
|2||Meow (t)||3.5||72||3||D. A. Wachman||17||Supp 4/1, BkWL, LdgLn Erl FrRL, ko-1.5f+, Ld-1f+, PO ins-1f, Hdd-0.5f, Resp & Po to Ln|
|3||Ladies Are Forever||10||71||2||m/L||G. R. Oldroyd||16||BOk P-1 Ngl Resp, 2nd Rank+1f, Ngl-2f+, Eff-2f Resp, PO, 3rd ins-1.5f, SHgL-1f+, Po ins-1f, SResp Lt|
|4||Serena's Pride||50||54||3||m||A. P. Jarvis||15||B-1 PNgl Resp, LdgLn Erl FrSd, Eff-2f TTR, Po ins-2f, 4th ins-1f, po, Fd Lt|
|5||Catalinas Diamond||100||53||3||B. W. Duke||12||BkWL, LdgLn Erl, H-2+1f Drop Back, Eff-2f STTR, Po ins-2f, 7th-1f, Po, Fd Lt|
|6||Purple Glow||20||50||6||J. S. Bolger||14||BkWL Hld Immed, H-2 Erl Drop Back, Eff-2f SOutpcd, Po-1f+, Fd-0.5f|
|7||Moonlit Garden||8||45||2||D. K. Weld||1||P-1, QEff Erl & Prg, LdgLn+0.5f Cent-Stds RcAlone, Eff-2f+ & Ld Ov, PO, Hdd-1f+, 4th-1f, Stall ins-1f, Fd-0.5f|
|8||Dress Up||33||43||3||m||S. Kirk||13||BOk PWL, LdgLn Erl & Eff, Eff-2f Resp, Po, 4th-1f+, Stall ins-1f, Fd-0.5f|
|9||Primo Lady (v)||16||37||4||l||G. A. Kelleway||3||BkWL, LdgLn Erl, SwcCent+1.5f, Dv+2f, Whip Hf, Resp-2f, po, Fd ins-0.5f|
|10||Swiss Dream||5.5||34||3||m||D. R. C. Elsworth||10||Supp 8/1, BOk, H-2 Erl Drop Mdfld, SwcR+1.5f Cent-Stds, Eff-2f, po, Stall-1f+, Fd ins-1f|
|11||Saskia's Dream||100||33||1||J. Chapple-Hyam||4||AP Blanket, BOk PDv Resp, H-1 +1f Drop-in Cent, Eff-2f+ SOutpcd SInx, po, Stall-1f+, Fd-0.5f+|
|12||The Sydney Arms||25||26||4||d||R. Hannon||7||BkWL, LdgLn+0.5f Cent, Ngl+1.5f, Eff-2f Resp, Po, Stall-1f+, Fd ins-1f|
|13||Penny's Pearl||16||24||2||mV||R. Hannon||2||BOk PAwk-1, Ngl Erl, RcAlone Cent-Stds, Last+1f, Eff-2f Resp, po, Stall-1f, Fd ins-1f,|
|14||Marlinka||20||20||3||mD||R. Charlton||6||PDv Resp, Eff Erl & Prg, Fre+1f & Ld Cent Grp, LdOv+1.5f 1Clr, Hdd-2f+, Stall-1.5f+, Fd ins-1.5f, 11th-1f|
|15||Overwhelm||100||8||2||M||A. Reid||11||B-2, SFre Erl & Hld, SOutpcd-2f, po, Fd-1f+|
|16||Masaya||66||4||2||m/D||C. E. Brittain||9||B-1 PNgl TTR, Resp+0.5f & SFre, Outpcd-2f ModResp, Fd-1.5f|
|17||Yarooh||66||2||5||m||C. E. Brittain||8||BkWL, H-1 Erl Drop Back, Eff-2f SOutpcd, po, Stall-1f+, Fd-1f|
|18||Cerejeira||200||-8||3||E. J. Alston||5||B-1, H-1 Erl Drop Back, Ngl+1f, Dv+2f, SOutpcd-2f, po, Fd-1f|
||Juvenile 5f Course Record on day where several Course records broken. Tailwind and drying ground. Previous races suggest Far Rail faster and field race centre to far side in this race. First eight home include the 7 drawn in 12-18 boxes plus Moonlit Garden who steamed down the centre to stands strip on her own from stall 1 and initial reaction would be she was at a real disadvantage doing that.
Field wide spread after 1.5F with Marlinka going too quickly and at least 1L clear in centre track. Line of pressing filies spread behind her with MG along around 10-12 lanes width off Stands' rail, Primo Lady & the Sydney Arms ither side of Marlinka, Dress Up around 10 lanes off the Far rail with Serena's Pride 4 lanes urhter out then Meow on the far rail with Maqaasid having been held back at the start to take a lead from her (Gosden had said before the race how fast he thought Meow was so presumably that was the plan and suited the Hills way of riding these 2yos at Ascot).
First 3 home pull clear together and in a small group of three on the far rail at halfway. Conditions perhaps extend their distances back to the others but probably the best three fillies anyway.
Answer to question of why LAF was not a runner in the Hilary Needler (connections had second in that moderate race with a lesser filly) was that owner RC Bond was out of the country or she would have run there.
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