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Campanelle wins the Queen Mary for Wesley Ward

Campanelle gave American trainer Wesley Ward his fourth Queen Mary Stakes success with a hard-fought display under Frankie Dettori at Royal Ascot.

The daughter of Kodiac, who only made her debut at Gulfstream Park at the end of May, turned in a thoroughly professional performance to lift the Group Two dash for two-year-old fillies over five furlongs.

Being drawn one one of the unfavoured far side of the straight course proved no hindrance to the 9-2 winner, as she saw off the challenge of Sacred to score by three-quarters of a length.

Long-time leader Caroline Dale stuck on well to take third spot at 100-1, but the big disappointment of the race was Aidan O'Brien's even-money favourite More Beautiful, who could never get in a telling blow.

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