Queen's horse Dartmouth wins Ormonde Stakes at Chester

Ryan Moore and Dartmouth
Ryan Moore and Dartmouth (centre) won at Chelmsford last month

Dartmouth, owned by the Queen, won the Group Three Ormonde Stakes at Chester on Friday.

Jockey Ryan Moore partnered the Sir Michael Stoute-trained favourite to victory from Wicklow Brave and Elidor on his Chester debut.

Dartmouth could now represent Stoute - looking for a 10th Hardwicke Stakes victory - at Royal Ascot in June.

"I should think he's got to dip his toe into a slightly bigger pool now," said the Queen's racing manager John Warren.

"I think the way things are going, he's going to take his chance in an upgrade again."

The four-year-old carried a 3lb penalty into the race as a result of victory in the John Porter Stakes last month.

Jockey Moore added: "He's done well. He's progressed and I'm really pleased with him. It wouldn't really be his track but he enjoyed himself."

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