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Campanelle lands another G1 at Royal Ascot for trainer Wesley Ward

Date: 7/16/2021
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Campanelle in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

It turned out to be yet another successful trip over to the UK and Royal Ascot for US trainer Wesley Ward, as Campanelle ran out the winner of the Commonwealth Cup. This site had offered a host of different bonuses and promotions and sites offering odds across the meeting, which proved popular amongst punters. This included within New York, which has now finally legalized gambling, with horse racing being at the forefront of this change and this has been welcome news for horse racing fans across the state, who tuned into this popular event taking place overseas.

Campanelle did have to win the race in the stewards' room, in what was an eventful and dramatic renewal of the race. Campanelle did come in for support just before the off and was amongst the favourites and being ridden by Frankie Dettori. It turned out to be a duel between the horse and Dragon Symbol, who was another horse to come in for support in the run-up to the race, as they took part in a battle inside the final furlong. Dragon Symbol was first past the post with a head to spare between the pair but there was a major amount of interference that has taken place, with Dragon Symbol drifting to his right on the run up to the line. It resulted in him being demoted and Campanelle being promoted to the winner of the race, which came as some much-needed news for Wesley Ward, who has been struggling across the week.

It meant another victory for Campanelle at the meeting, following a victory in the 2020 edition of the G2 Queen Mary Stakes. It was Ward's 12th success at Royal Ascot and a 76th for Dettori. Both true legends of the meeting and who continue to see recent success, with many more likely to come.

Following the result, Ward said, "We are elated. Both horses ran fantastic, they dug down deep and there were only inches apart. I think it was a validated result – in the United States terms, he has taken her across the track. Archie Watson shook my hand after the enquiry, a true gentleman. This was Campanelle's first run since the Breeders' Cup. It was a gritty performance on heavy ground and, to come back from that, it is a true testament of how good this filly is. I actually thought the ground boded well for her chances. We weren't sure about heavy ground, but we knew she liked soft ground. Winning at Royal Ascot is so special, especially with my children here from the onset in 2009, it has been so special. To have Campanelle ponied down by my first winner Strike The Tiger too means a lot. Royal Ascot has changed my life. If it wasn't for Royal Ascot, my kids would be going to community college and instead my eldest son is going to law school in August."

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