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Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 2, 27 runners)
  • Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592 5th £2,796 6th £1,404
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 37.52s
  • Off time: 16:26:02
  • Last Updated: June 20 2013, 16:57 BST

Roca Tumu was another winner for Ireland at Royal Ascot this week when he landed the Britannia Stakes at 20/1.

Roca Tumu (yellow) came out on top in the Britannia
Roca Tumu (yellow) came out on top in the Britannia

The Joanna Morgan-trained colt made just about all the running towards the far side of the track and responded tremendously gamely when coming under pressure approaching the distance.

Tarikhi and Queensbury Rules both threw down strong challenges inside the final furlong but the winner dug deep and crossed the line with a neck to spare.

Market leader Wentworth made up some late ground without ever being a real threat and hit the frame for fourth place.

"I could retire after this, I'm so delighted. It can only go down from here!" said Morgan.

"A month ago I thought we could win this but the closer you get to the race, the more you start your doubt yourself.

"I first came to Ascot as an apprentice jockey in 1975 and the first horse I bought here was third in the Queen's Vase about 25 years ago but this is the first winner."


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