Gleneagles Wins But Sole Power Beaten

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Gleneagles gave Ireland their first winner of Royal Ascot 2015 when running away with the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes. Winner of both the Irish and English 2,000 Guineas, Gleneagles has been the star of the summer so far and he didn’t let his supporters down today. Ryan Moore sent the 15/8 on favourite to the front entering the final furlong and he stormed clear in the closing stages to win by two and a half lengths. Here’s the winning jockey [audio_player src=””] Gleneagles was providing Aidan O’Brien with his seventh winner in the St James’s Palace Stakes and he rates his newest stable star very highly [audio_player src=””] THE last three races of day one at Royal Ascot were won by Irish-trained horses as Washington DC followed in the footsteps of Gleneagles and Clondaw Warrior by winning the Windsor Castle Stakes. What did all three have in common? They were all ridden to victory by Ryan Moore. Washington DC was sent off at odds of 5-1 and he bravely held on in the closing stages to beat the fast-finishing Areen by a head. It was winner number two on the day for Aidan O’Brien and Moore looks to have the jockeys’ title at Royal Ascot sewn up already with three winners after day one. Clondaw Warrior, who landed the Ascot Stakes, is owned by the wives of top jockeys Ruby Walsh and David Casey – aptly-named the Act D Wagg Syndicate. The 5-1 favourite was given a masterful ride from Ryan Moore who waited until last to make his challenge and flew home down the outside to deny Fun Mac by half-a-length. There’s been no fairytale victory for “Sole Power.” Eddie Lynam’s stable star was targetting a third consecutive victory in the King’s Stand Stakes today and was sent-off as the 5-to-2 favourite, but the 8-year-old could only finish in 5th place behind 20-to-1 shot “Goldream” who won by a short-head from “Medicean Man” after a thrilling finish to Group One contest. Earlier, “Solow” captured the Queen Anne Stakes – the opening race of this year’s festival, while the Group 2 Coventry Stakes went to 6-to-1 chance “Buratino.”