Royal Ascot is a jewel of the British social calendar, attracting celebrity stars and even monarchs. Day two continued to provide excitement for race-goers, with a solid blend of favourites and outsiders winning races on Wednesday (18 June). Your roundup of the UK horse racing results yesterday from Ascot will follow.
Dutch Connection won as the first outsider of the day at 14/1 in the 14:30 Jersey Stakes, delighting trackside bookmakers. However, they were soon disappointed when Acapulco won as 5/2 favourite in the 15:05 Queen Mary Stakes.
Amazing Maria emerged as the next outside winner at extremely long odds of 25/1 in the 15:40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Free Eagle then balanced out the results with a 5/2 victory in the 16:20 Prince of Wales Stakes.
Gm Hopkins claimed the penultimate 17:00 Royal Hunt Cup at 8/1 before Osaila won the 17:35 Sandringham Handicap at 13/2 ahead of 2/1 favourite Always Smile.