By Mark Scully 2:40PM 14 JUN 2016
Report: Royal Ascot, Tuesday
Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 1m Str, 4yo+
TEPIN struck a blow for North America as she overcame challenging conditions to hold off Belardo in the closing stages.
The Breeders’ Cup Mile winner became the first horse from outside Europe to win the Queen Anne, despite punters looking elsewhere in the days leading up to the race as the ground softened.
Tepin raced at the head of a group of four runners closest to the stands’ side, and the superstar mare took over from Kodi Bearwith more than a furlong to run before finding plenty to repel the soft ground-loving Belardo and win at 11-2.
More to follow . . .