INDIE ANGEL (Dark Angel) produced an emphatic performance on Day 2 of Royal Ascot to become the fifth winner for Cheveley Park Stud in the race currently known as the Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Frankie Dettori waited with the 4yo filly towards the rear of the field until breaking cover two furlongs out and bringing her up the near side with a withering run to land the Group 2 contest by two-and-a-half lengths. Trained by John & Thady Gosden, Indie Angel’s previous best effort came when landing the Listed Fleur De Lys Stakes at Lingfield back in October. She has improved leaps and bounds in each of her three starts this term and can be a force in Group 1 contests ahead on this evidence. Indie Angel was bred by Ringfort Stud & P Hancock and was purchased by Cheveley Park Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 600,000gns.
The recently pensioned PIVOTAL also made his presence felt on Day 2 of the Royal Meeting as broodmare sire of two Group winners. LOVE (Galileo) was the star of the show, winning her fifth Group 1 in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. She is out of the mare PIKABOO (Pivotal) and is one of 24 individual Group 1 winners with PIVOTAL as the broodmare sire. Earlier on the card, KEMARI (Dubawi) landed the Group 2 Queen’s Vase Stakes for Godolphin. He is the first foal out of Fittocks Stud’s homebred Group 3 St Simon Stakes winner KOORA (Pivotal).