Throwback Thursday Race Of The Day - 10/06/21

Circus Maximus

Today we are looking back at the first race of the Royal Ascot meeting with the Group One Queen Anne Stakes looking to set the tone for the entire five day festival.

Last season the race gave us one of the best finishes of the week with the Aidan O'Brien trained Circus Maximus just managing to see off Terebellum in a photo-finish.

The superstar for Ballydoyle has been a smart yardstick over the last few years for the Irish trainer landing races like this, Prix Du Moulin and St James's Palace Stakes.

Circus Maximus was known for going well with cut in the ground and in the Queen Anne in 2020 he got just that with the surface turning up good to soft.

The pair of runners managed to pull away from the field with John Gosden's Godolphin runner leading all the way up to the line and just being chinned.

It was a superb renewal of the race and here is hoping we get something similar on Tuesday, with a stellar field set to go to post.