Royal Ascot news: Holloway Boy leaves Karl Burke in ‘shock’ with Chesham Stakes win

Karl Burke’s domination of the juvenile division continued as Holloway Boy powered to victory in the Chesham Stakes on his racecourse debut.

The Ulysses colt destroyed all of his 13 rivals in what was initially billed as a strong renewal.

Holloway Boy cruised in behind Alzahir and Alfred Munnings in the early stages. Pearling Path then eased to the front with a furlong out.  

Nevertheless, Danny Tudhope appeared to have every move covered as he went on to score by a length, with Lakota Sioux a further length and a half back in third, blowing more than just a few placepots in the process.

Alfred Munnings was uneasy in the market before the start of the race, and despite having every chance to challenge, he dropped away in the order.

"That was one hell of a performance. Time will tell, but to do that first time he has to be a bit special," said Burke.

"He's been backward and we were going to Musselburgh but he tweaked a muscle. So we entered him for this thinking it would be a nice day out.

"It was a first runner for the owners, let alone a first at Royal Ascot, and he couldn't blow a candle out."

White was almost lost for words as he said: "Danny has given Holloway Boy a fantastic ride and what a performance from Karl.

"We said we'd give it a chance and we would run here for his first race. I'm in shock. I've been coming here 45 years. To have a horse here and have a winner, I'm in shock.

"I don't even have a top hat and tails as we only knew we were going to run on Thursday so it was too late to get everything."

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