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Royal Ascot: It’s the full Monte for Frankie and Johnston

Monterosso turned in an impressive display to land the King Edward VII Stakes for Mark Johnston and Frankie Dettori.

The 7-2 chance arrived having won four of his last five starts and was sent to the front halfway up the straight.

The result was never in doubt thereafter as the three-year-old excelled on this step up to a mile and a half to pass the post two and a quarter lengths ahead.

Arctic Cosmos ran a fine race to finish second, with Buzzword filling the places.

“Frankie was full of confidence. He said to me he loved the horse and he had said after Newmarket that he really didn't think the trip was an issue,” said trainer Johnston.

Dettori added: “I really like him and Jamie (Spencer) was very cunning at Newbury (on Green Moon). He was slow in front and kicked and caught me unawares.

“We stepped him up in distance, He keeps on improving and I thought it was a tremendous performance today and good credit to the stallion Dubawi. He's done tremendously well this year.

“Perhaps a pop at the Irish Derby could be on the cards. He's still learning and that's a good sign.”

Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes continued their excellent run of form at Royal Ascot as Memory gave the pair a third winner of the week in the Albany Stakes.

Sent off at 15-2 following a debut victory at Goodwood a month ago, the juvenile did not get off to the best of starts and Hughes was forced to employ waiting tactics.

Having travelled strongly in the early part of the race, the daughter of Danehill Dancer showed an impressive change of gear once asked to go about her business and got up in the shadow of the post to score by a head from Hayley Turner on Margot Did.

Paddy Power gave the winner a 25-1 quote for next season's 1000 Guineas. William Hill make her the 20-1 favourite for the Newmarket Classic.

Rainbow Peak was regarded as the banker of the meeting by many in the Wolferton Handicap and he duly struck gold for Michael Jarvis and Neil Callan.

The four-year-old was sent off the 13-8 market leader following a narrow defeat at York last month and won comfortably.

Kingdom Of Fife briefly looked a danger but Rainbow Peak reeled him in and went away to score by two and a quarter lengths from Kings Gambit with Fife in third.

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