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Second Royal Ascot Win – Rohaan

Second Royal Ascot Win – Rohaan

What a fantastic result at Royal Ascot with Rohaan powering home to win the Wokingham Stakes in impressive style for the second year running, a feat no other horse has achieved for 24 years.

When he won the race last year, he had won three of his previous four races, including the Group 2 Sandy Lane at Haydock, but he had a much less smooth lead-up to this year’s race, and had not been showing his best form. He started to get it together and act like his true self about two weeks beforehand when he was going up the gallops like an absolute lion.

Rohaan looked better than ever, finding a gap between Popmaster and Mr Wagyu inside the final furlong to win by a cosy three-quarters of a length.

“He’s a top-class horse and it was nice to see him come back to form,” said David. “Ryan knew what to do and that’s the only way you can ride him. He instilled confidence in him. To go and win it is fantastic. It’s a better feeling for me than it was when he won the race last year. It was just a fantastic performance.”

According to jockey Ryan Moore, “Two and a half furlongs out, he started coming and I knew he’d win then. David has done a very good job with the horse. The horse tested him in the last couple of months, but he’s got him back and he obviously enjoys Ascot. The race worked out very well for him.”

It was a great ride from Moore, and a training performance to be proud of.

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