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Off at odds of 6-1 in the Queen Vase at Royal Ascot after being available at 14-1 in the morning, Dashing Willoughby under Oisin Murphy tracked the pace and showed great grit and determination to fend off a tenacious duo Barbados and stubborn Nayef Road, who held on for second and third after setting the pace Dashing Willoughby stalked.

Trainer Andrew Balding said:

“We had a little hiccup on Saturday morning as Dashing Willoughby was very lame. He had a blood blister in his foot and the farrier and head lad worked through the night to get it right. Happily, he was right 12 hours later and we’re just delighted that he’s come good.”

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