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Queen's Vase 2021 Racecard

The Queen’s Vase is a Group 2 race run over one mile, six furlongs and 34 yards. The race is open to three-year-olds.

3:05 Wed 16 Jun QUEEN'S VASE

Distance: 14f 34y Age: 3yo O Prize: £118,400 Going: Firm

Analyst's Verdict

WORDSWORTH has made a highly-promising start to his career and is very much the type to go on improving now tackling 1¾m being a full brother to St Leger winner Kew Gardens, so he's taken to continue his trainer’s domination of this race. Ruling looks the sort to progress again, while Dancing King and Arturo Toscanini are other credible rivals.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. ARTURO TOSCANINI (IRE)
J: W. M. Lordan
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Impressive debut winner who proved a different proposition to his reappearance when second in Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh (10f) 24 days ago. Will be suited at least 1½m and not taken lightly.
2
jockey silks 2. BENAUD (IRE)
J: C. T. Keane
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Won his final start at 2 yrs and improved again after 7 months off/gelding operation to follow up in 1¼m Naas minor event on return. Will stay beyond 1¼m and likely to progress further.
3
jockey silks 3. DANCING KING (IRE)
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Mark Johnston
3
9-0
In rampant mood since returning this year, completing 4-timer in 7-runner handicap (14.5f) at Doncaster 11 days ago, suited by increase in trip. Further progress by no means out of the question.
4
jockey silks 4. DIRHAM EMIRATI (IRE)
J: Tom Marquand
T: David Simcock
3
9-0
Confirmed debut promise when readily landing a 5-runner novice (11/8) at Newcastle (12.4f) in March. Ran creditably under a penalty at Thirsk last month but surely flying too high here.
5
jockey silks 5. GOLDEN FLAME (IRE)
J: Adam Kirby
T: Mark Johnston
3
9-0
Made the most of a good opportunity when making all in 11.6f maiden at Bath in April. Not hard pressed to follow up on Chelmsford handicap debut and could have more to offer at this trip.
6
jockey silks 6. KEMARI
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
3
9-0
Runner-up to a high-class prospect on debut and went one better in impressive fashion in 11.5f maiden at Yarmouth 19 days ago. Sure to stay at least 1½m and should do better still.
7
jockey silks 7. KYPRIOS (IRE)
J: Seamie Heffernan
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Regained the winning thread when seeing off 5 rivals in 1¼m Cork conditions event on return, but underwhelming when well held in Lingfield Derby Trial last time. Needs to bounce back up in trip.
8
jockey silks 8. LAW OF THE SEA
J: James Doyle
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
Son of Golden Horn who improved by the run first 3 starts, readily bagging 1m4f novices at Kempton and Leicester. Reported to have been coughing when well beaten last time. Cheekpieces on first time.
9
jockey silks 9. PIED PIPER
J: Robert Havlin
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
Improved to get off the mark at the third attempt in 1¼m maiden at Newbury in October. However, he hasn't looked straightforward both starts back this season. Tried in a change of headgear.
10
jockey silks 10. RECOVERY RUN
J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
3
9-0
Useful juvenile but not at his best either start this season. Up in trip with bit to prove.
11
jockey silks 11. RULING (GER)
J: Oisin Murphy
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Promising maiden who showed much-improved form when third in 1½m listed race at Leopardstown (good) 13 days ago. Looks sure to progress again, so in the mix.
12
jockey silks 12. STOWELL
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
Big eyecatcher on debut and confirmed that promise when prevailing in 3-runner maiden here (12f) 40 days ago. Wears first-time tongue tie and seems sure to go on to better things.
13
jockey silks 13. TAIPAN (FR)
J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
3
9-0
An expensive son of Frankel who make a successful debut in good style at Naas in November. Just respectable efforts up in grade this term but first-time blinkers could sharpen him up from the stalls.
14
jockey silks 14. WORDSWORTH (IRE)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Confirmed debut promise in a tongue tie with victory in 21-runner maiden at the Curragh in April. Edged out only by a lesser-fancied stablemate in Navan listed race since and open to more progress.
15
jockey silks 15. ZINC WHITE (IRE)
J: Non Runner
T: Oliver Greenall
3
9-0
NON RUNNER.

Betting Forecast : 3/1 3 WORDSWORTH, 8/1 8 ARTURO TOSCANINI, 8/1 8 DANCING KING, 9/1 9 RULING, 11/1 11 KEMARI, 14/1 14 BENAUD, 14/1 14 STOWELL, 16/1 16 GOLDEN FLAME, 18/1 18 KYPRIOS, 18/1 18 TAIPAN, 28/1 28 LAW OF THE SEA, 40/1 40 RECOVERY RUN, 66/1 66 PIED PIPER, 80/1 80 DIRHAM EMIRATI

The Queen’s Vase is one of the older races in the calendar, first established in 1838. It was run as a Listed race between 1986 and 1990, and from 2014 to 2016, before being promoted to Group 2 in 2017 when its distance was reduced from two miles. During its history, the Queen’s Vase has also been open to older horses, while for much of the twentieth century it was known as the King’s Vase.  

The race is for staying three-year-olds who could develop into St Leger contenders later in the year. Recent winners Leading Light (2013) and Kew Gardens (2018) have gone on to success in the final classic, while Leading Light, along with Estimate (2012) and Stradivarius (2017), are among those to have returned to Royal Ascot a year later to win the Gold Cup.

Dual Gold Cup winner Le Moss was another top stayer to win the Queen’s Vase as a three-year-old. He was the best of Sir Henry’s Cecil’s record eight winners of the Queen’s Vase, which was run in the trainer’s memory in 2013 following his death in the week before Royal Ascot.

The leading trainer in the Queen’s Vase is Sir Henry Cecil, with eight winners. Cecil’s eight winners were Falkland (1972), General Ironside (1976), Le Moss (1978), Arden (1987), River God (1990), Jendali (1991), Stelvio (1995) and Endorsement (1999).

The leading jockeys in the Queen’s Vase since 1978 were Kevin Darley and Ryan Moore, with four winners. Kevin Darley’s four winners in the Queen’s Vase were And Beyond (2001), Shanty Star (2003), Melrose Avenue (2005) and Soapy Danger (2006). Ryan Moore’s four winners in the Queen’s Vase were Patkai (2008), Aloft (2012), Estimate (2015) and Kew Gardens (2018).

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Queen's Vase 2021 FAQs

What distance is the Queen's Vase?

1 mile, 6 furlongs and 34 yards

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Wednesday

What time is the Queen's Vase?

15:05

What weights are carried in the Queen's Vase?

9 st for colts. 8 st 11 lb for fillies. 3 lb penalty for Group 1 winners

What is the purse for the Queen's Vase?

£110,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Queen's Vase*?

Kevin Darley and Ryan Moore, with four wins

Who is the leading trainer in the Queen's Vase*?

Sir Henry Cecil, with eight wins

Who won the Queen's Vase?

You can check out our Queen's Vase results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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