Royal Ascot: Leovanni storms to Queen Mary Stakes victory for Wathnan Racing, Karl Burke and James Doyle | Racing News

Wathnan Racing, James Doyle and Karl Burke struck in the opener at Royal Ascot on the second day of the meeting as Leovanni charged to victory in the Queen Mary Stakes.

The daughter of Kodi Bear, who started at 22/1 for the five-furlong Group Two contest, was always prominent down the centre of the track and stretched clear in the closing stages to prevail by a length and three-quarters.

In another finish of big prices, Mighty Eriu claimed second place, just ahead of Hollie Doyle on Maw Lam, with both those two starting at 50/1, while Burke also saddled the fourth Miss Lamai.

Kassaya was sent off the well-backed 7/2 favourite but was never a factor in the stands’ side group.

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