Moore the merrier at Ascot

Hayley Moore, who is to call two races in the final of 'The Filly Factor' at the course tomorrow, had reason for an early celebration when landing the Longines Ladies Handicap on the Kevin Ryan-trained Captain Ramius at Ascot this afternoon.

Hayley Moore, who is to call two races in the final of 'The Filly Factor' at the course tomorrow, had reason for an early celebration when landing the Longines Ladies Handicap on the Kevin Ryan-trained Captain Ramius at Ascot this afternoon.

Whether she excels in the commentating field or as an amateur rider, Moore could not have envisaged a better ending to a race if she had called it herself, as she brought the 12-1 chance down the centre of the course to score by three lengths from Lightning Cloud, to give Ryan a one-two.

All smiles when welcomed back to unsaddle, Moore was presented with a Longines watch, but beforehand observed: "I'm delighted to have come to Ascot and ridden a winner and it's an honour to have been aboard a horse as straightforward as that. He gave me a perfect ride.

"Kevin Ryan said he doesn't like being bumped around so I kept him away from the others and went straight down the middle.

"I was going so well two and a half out, and knowing that he stays so well I decided it was time to go."

The Ryan pair finished clear of Don't Call Me in third, with Den's Gift fourth and Fishforcompliments fifth.

Talwar took an important step up the juvenile pecking order when making the Jaguar XKR-S Winkfield Stakes his second success in three starts for trainer Jeremy Noseda.

The son of Acclamation, strongly handled by Jimmy Fortune, got the better of a sustained duel with Trumpet Major through the final furlong.

It was nip and tuck for the winner as the pair battled stride for stride, but Fortune's mount put his head down where it mattered to prevail by a short head.

Noseda was unable to outline a plan for his 9-2 winner, but voiced his satisfaction at the performance, saying: "He's moved along and is a tough, progressive horse that tries hard.

"Today was to tell me what level the horse is at and where we stand with him.

"Seven furlongs suits, but he'll get a mile no problem. I don't think he would want an extreme surface."

Trumpet Major's stablemate Pearl Charm was all the rage in the ring, backed in from 9-4 to 13-8, but was never travelling for Richard Hughes and beat only two home.

Angels Will Fall (9-2) preserved her unbeaten record for Barry Hills when gamely resisting the late thrust of Regal Realm in the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes.

Having enjoyed a mid-season break since scooting home on her debut at Windsor in May, the daughter of Acclamation refused to be denied when challenged by the second, scoring with a little in hand.

Robert Winston had produced her wide of the field on the far side, with the result that the winner found a smart turn of foot.

Bookmakers quoted Angel Will Fall as short as 16-1 for the 1000 Guineas, but connections believe she may be a sprinter rather than a miler.

Hills' son and assistant, Charlie, said: "She looks to be one of the best fillies around at the moment and she wasn't doing a tap in front.

"However, I think five or six furlongs is going to suit her best at this stage. She's a real professional and we shall try to make hay."

Regal Realm is 18s from 20s with Stan for Newmarket and a 25-1 shot for the Classic with William Hill, having lost nothing in defeat, but hot favourite Russelliana did not pick up and was disappointing.

Patrick Hills, his father Richard and the latter's brother John turned the Deloitte Handicap into a family affair as Rave held a stern challenge from Albaasil.

Albaasil was an uneasy favourite before edging back into 11-4 while Rave started 10-1, but it was the latter who committed first and kept going to hold the persistent challenge of his rival in the £45,000 contest.

Richard Hills, the rider of Albaasil, was quick to heap praise on his son and said: "Patrick rode a brilliant race and his horse picked up really well. I thought he was very patient. They are two very good horses but I was giving a bit of weight away on my side."

A clearly delighted Patrick Hills said: "He'd gone up in the ratings but was always travelling well for me. I would like to thank the owners (Gary and Linnet Woodward) for keeping me on him."

He had been on board the winner on its previous success over the same course and distance last time out.

Bronze Prince (16-1) got up in the dying strides to lift the Betfair Summer Double First Leg International Stakes.

The John Gosden-trained four-year-old came with a storming run under William Buick to pip The Confessor, who had been in the front rank for most of the seven-furlong cavalry charge.

Bronze Prince, landing his first win since September 2009, won by half a length with Noble Citizen a head away third and Pravda Street fourth.

Buick said: "We thought he genuinely had a good chance in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, so it wasn't completely a bolt out of the blue.

"These old handicappers all try hard and a lot of them have near-misses. I'm just pleased he's number one today as it was well deserved.

"He was always doing enough. He was always going to be in the mix and luckily he did enough to win."

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