Royal Ascot 2022 LIVE results: Horse racing updates, tips and latest news as State Of Rest beats Bay Bridge

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Royal Ascot 2022 LIVE results: Horse racing updates, tips and latest news as State Of Rest beats Bay Bridge
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Royal Ascot - LIVE!

The jewel in flat racing summer crown returned in style on Tuesday as Baaeed, considered the best horse in the world, got the five-day meet up and running in the opening race before the likes of Nature Strip and Coroebus powered home and Hollie Doyle, on Bradsell, became the most successful female jockey at Royal Ascot.

The feature race on Wednesday is the Prince of Wales Stakes and it was State Of Rest who got the better of Sir Michael Stoute's Bay Bridge. You can follow every race with us below!

Day two race card

2.30pm: The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

1 - Dramatised | 2 - Maylandsea | 3 - Maria Branwell

3.05pm: The Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

1 - Eldar Eldarov| 2 - Zechariah | 3 - Hafit

3.40pm: The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

1 - State Of Rest | 2 - Bay Bridge| 3 - Grand Glory

4.20pm: The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

1 - Saffron Beach | 2 - Thunder Beauty | 3 - Primo Bacio

5.00pm: The Royal Hunt Cup

1 - Dark Shift | 2 - Intellogent | 3 - Tempus

5.35pm: The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

1 - Little Big Bear | 2 - Rocket Rodney| 3 - Eddie’s Boy

6.10pm: The Kensington Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot day two latest

  • Little Big Bear delivers in Windsor Castle Stakes

  • Dark Shift eases to Royal Hunt Cup

  • Saffron Beach cruises to Duke of Cambridge Stakes win

  • State Of Rest takes Prince of Wales’s Stakes

  • Eldar Eldarov pips Zechariah in Queen’s Vase

  • Dramatised wins Queen Mary

18:31 , Alex Young

That’s your lot from the Ascot Racecourse today.

We’re back tomorrow with more.

Rising Star wins the Kensington Palace Stakes!

18:20 , Alex Young

1 - Rising Star 40/1

2 - Random Harvest 40/1

3 - Isola Rossa 22/1

18:15 , Alex Young

They’re off in the Kensington Palace Stakes!

18:11 , Alex Young

It’s almost time. The horses just milling around ahead of the final race of the day.

Preview: Kensington Palace Stakes (6:10pm)

17:55 , Matt Verri

The closing Kensington Palace Stakes is tricky, but Haziya is really interesting for Joseph O’Brien.

Qatar Racing’s filly was well-fancied to win back-to-back handicaps this season, bolting up in the first one before going close at the Curragh, and she has been left on the same mark. However, White Moonlight is preferred. She looked better than a handicapper at two and was not knocked about on her reappearance.

Little Big Bear wins the the Windsor Castle Stakes!

17:41 , Matt Verri

1 - Little Big Bear 6/5

2 - Rocket Rodney 14/1

3 - Eddie’s Boy 40/1

They’re off in the Windsor Castle Stakes!

17:40 , Matt Verri

Preview - Windsor Castle Stakes (5:35pm)

17:24 , Matt Verri

Little Big Bear makes plenty of appeal in the Windsor Castle Stakes. This son of No Nay Never might have gone for the Coventry today instead, but he has plenty of pace and looks high-class after winning on his second start at Naas.

He was heavily backed then and is obviously considered very smart in Ballydoyle.

Dark Shift wins the Royal Hunt Cup!

17:08 , Matt Verri

1 - Dark Shift 13/2

2 - Intellogent 40/1

3 - Tempus 28/1

4 - Astro King 17/2

They’re off in the Royal Hunt Cup!

17:06 , Matt Verri

16:59 , Matt Verri

Royal Hunt Cup is likely to be chaotic...

Huge field running mile - best of luck picking a winner! Legend of Dubai leads the market at 4/1, while Frankie Dettori and Totally Charming are now 15/2, in from 17/2 earlier today.

Preview - Royal Hunt Cup (5pm)

16:42 , Matt Verri

The Royal Hunt Cup is a minefield, with Bless Him a token pick under Jamie Spencer.

He is having his 40th run and may not be quite good enough, but two of his wins came at Royal Ascot on good to firm ground over a mile and there is no doubt that it will be quick terrain this week, much of Europe subjected to an alarming heatwave.

Saffron Beach wins the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes!

16:26 , Matt Verri

1 - Saffron Beach 5/2

2 - Thunder Beauty 40/1

3 - Primo Bacio 14/1

They’re off in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes!

16:24 , Matt Verri

16:14 , Matt Verri

Looks to be a really open Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.

Bashkirova, Saffron Beach, Mother Earth and Sibila Spain all with real chances - hopefully it lives up to expectations!

Preview - The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (4:20pm)

16:07 , Matt Verri

Saffron Beach, who is disputing favouritism in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes after a spirited run behind Lord North at Meydan.

Tentative preference here is for Mother Earth, who was a bit disappointing when ridden more prominently than usual in a Lockinge dominated by the superstar Baaeed. She likes Ascot and is solid.

State of Rest jockey Shane Crosse gives his reaction

16:03 , Matt Verri

“It’s surreal. It was amazing, the perfect run around. What a horse and a super training performance from Joseph [O’Brien]. I’m just so grateful to be able to ride him on a day like today.

“I listened to Joseph’s advice which is always going to mean a lot around here. It really paid off.

“He is very talented and had the form on Lord North. The Japanese horse is obviously very good but our lad thankfully was on top. He’s a jockey’s dream.

“I was confident because he’s so straightforward.”


Start the celebrations!

15:56 , Matt Verri

State Of Rest wins The Prince of Wales’s Stakes!

15:46 , Matt Verri

1 - State Of Rest 5/1

2 - Bay Bridge 10/11

3 - Grand Glory 16/1

They’re off in The Prince of Wales’s Stakes!

15:44 , Matt Verri

15:42 , Matt Verri

Five runners are on their way to the start line - should be underway in a couple of minutes.

Can anyone deny Ryan Moore and Bay Bridge?

Just the five runners...

15:36 , Matt Verri

Here’s the latest odds for the feature race of the day:

Bay Bridge 10/11

Shahryar 10/3

Lord North 6/1

State of Rest 8/1

Grand Glory 12/1


Preview - Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (3:40pm)

15:28 , Matt Verri

A bit like buses, two superstars have come around at the same time for Sir Michael Stoute, and Bay Bridge can continue his road to the top in Royal Ascot’s feature Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

Stoute, who turns 77 this year, took out his license 50 years ago. Desert Crown’s Derby win recently had him back in the headlines and Bay Bridge was something of an echo from the past in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown, routing his rivals in the manner of a horse still progressing under Ryan Moore. Only four horses take him on, but it is a compelling renewal.

Japanese hope Shahryar never seems to run a bad race and prevailed in Meydan’s Dubai Sheema Classic last time. Joseph O’Brien’s State Of Rest, meanwhile, was narrowly denied at the Curragh in his bid to win a fourth successive Group One, all in different countries.

He has an edge on Lord North on that running. Completing the field is Grand Glory, trained by the French-based Italian Gianluca Bietolini. It is a race full of storylines.

Eldar Eldarov’s trainer Roger Varian very relieved!

15:24 , Matt Verri

“That was a nervous wait and I need to see it again.

“Crossing the line, I didn’t know if we were first or second but I knew we had a good horse.

“I’m delighted and so pleased for the owners and all the team. It’s a big day.”

What a finish!

15:16 , Matt Verri

1- Eldar Eldarov 5/2

2 - Zechariah 20/1

3 - Hafit 9/1

Eldar Eldarov wins The Queen’s Vase!

15:14 , Matt Verri

WOW. There was pretty much nothing it in.

Second race of the day, second win for the favourite.

Photo finish!

15:11 , Matt Verri

It’s too close to call between Zechariah and Eldar Eldarov!

They’re off in The Queen’s Vase!

15:06 , Matt Verri

15:00 , Matt Verri

Eldar Eldarov a 5/2 favourite in the Queen’s Vase.

Nahnni and Anchorage the next two in the market, with Frankie Dettori a 9/1 shot on Baltic Bird.

Preview: The Queen’s Vase (3:05pm)

14:55 , Matt Verri

Aidan O’Brien can strike in the Queen’s Vase with Anchorage.

He would amount to a rarity in victory, having won his only race to date at Thurles, more known for its jumpers, but the key to him may be his stepping up from 10 to 14 furlongs under Moore.

Moore rode the Galileo-bred in a Group Three race at the Curragh last time, when he was not knocked about and looked in need of this sort of distance. Intriguingly, he is already rated no lower than every runner in the race bar Hafit, who has cheekpieces on for the first time and represents the powerful Charlie Appelby.

14:47 , Matt Verri

Dramatised made that look very easy indeed, even if jockey Daniel Tudhope didn’t exactly have a smooth time of things.

“It was a nightmare to be honest,” Tudhope said after the race.

“I went to spin [the whip] and lost it about a furlong and a half out but she has so much talent and so much speed.”

Dramatised wins The Queen Mary Stake!

14:34 , Matt Verri

1 - Dramatised 5/2

2 - Maylandsea 28/1

3 - Maria Branwell 9/1

They’re off in The Queen Mary Stake!

14:32 , Matt Verri

14:27 , Matt Verri

Here we go then - runners making their way up to the start line.

Day Two at Royal Ascot just a few minutes from getting underway.

14:22 , Matt Verri

Dramatised and Love Reigns are 5/2 joint favourites for this afternoon’s first race.

Maria Branwell, Katey Kontent come next in the market, while there has been money coming in this morning for Yahsat, who is in to 12/1.

Ten minutes to go!

Preview: The Queen Mary Stakes (2:30pm)

14:11 , Matt Verri

The Queen Mary sees a huge field go to post, but it is really hard to look beyond Dramatised.

The daughter of Showcasing seemed a bit special on debut at Newmarket, showing some inexperience but an ability to travel and quicken that immediately suggested this race would be the logical next step for her.

It would not be the Queen Mary these days without Wesley Ward having a tearaway hope. The blinkered Love Reigns will likely attempt to go gate to wire, as she did at Keeneland, but this will tell us much more about her capabilities.

Royal procession time!

14:03 , Matt Verri

The Queen is once again not in attendance this afternoon, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in the first carriage.

This week sees the return of the royal procession for the first time since 2019, as Royal Ascot returns to some normality after a couple of years of Covid disruption.

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Perfect day for it!

13:56 , Matt Verri

First race in 45 minutes!

13:47 , Matt Verri

Atmosphere building at Ascot, ahead of the action getting underway on Day Two.

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(Getty Images for Ascot Racecours)

Today’s non-runners

13:35 , Matt Verri

5.00pm Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

22 Rebel Territory

6.10pm Kensington Palace Handicap

1 Technique

12 Mobadra

13:23 , Matt Verri

Clear who the star of the show was on Day 1...

Baaeed was a long odds-on favourite for the Queen Anne Stakes yesterday, the opening race of the weekend, and he did not disappoint.

Here’s how the unbeaten run was extended,

Influence of petrodollars nothing new

13:07 , Matt Verri

On the outskirts of London last week, a sporting event with big ambitions launched amid a storm of questioning as to the origins and purpose of its gargantuan financial resource. This week, it will be racing in the spotlight, as Royal Ascot gets underway.

Where the petrodollar has been a newly-disruptive influence in football, boxing and most recently golf, following Saudi Arabia’s arrival and the advent of the LIV circus, British Flat racing has been in thrall to Middle Eastern wealth for decades.

Some of the individuals involved have been controversial figures in their own right, others simply tarnished by their links to despot regimes.

There were outpourings of grief, for instance, at the deaths last year of Khalid Abdullah and Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, two giants of the game who gave far more to it than they ever got back.

Read Malik Ouzia’s full piece here

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum at Royal Ascot in 2019 (Getty Images)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum at Royal Ascot in 2019 (Getty Images)

How to watch Royal Ascot

12:55 , Matt Verri

TV channel: On terrestrial television, ITV will show every race of the meeting, with coverage running on ITV1 from 1:30pm-6pm BST. The final race of each day will be shown on ITV4.

Sky Sports Racing also have the rights to show full coverage of the entire meeting, including comprehensive build-up, all 35 races and analysis afterwards.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the meet online via the Sky Go app, while ITV viewers can do likewise via the ITVHub website and app.

Our tips for Day 2

12:42 , Matt Verri

2.30pm Dramatised 9-2

3.05pm Anchorage 8-1

3.40pm Bay Bridge 11-8

4.20pm Mother Earth 11-4

5.00pm Bless Him 28-1

5.35pm Little Big Bear 11-4

6.10pm White Moonlight 7-1

Read the full preview right here!


Today’s race card

12:30 , Matt Verri

Plenty to look forward to this afternoon!

We’ve got Group 1 action as The Prince of Wales’s Stakes features, with Sir Michael Stoute’s Bay Bridge set for a strong showing.

2.30pm: The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

3.05pm: The Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

3.40pm: The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

4.20pm: The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

5.00pm: The Royal Hunt Cup

5.35pm: The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

6.10pm: The Kensington Palace Stakes


Tuesday 14 June 2022 21:00 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of day two at Royal Ascot.

Stick with us for all the latest news and updates from Flat racing’s most prestigious meeting.

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