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QUEEN MARY: Ceiling Kitty completes hat-trick in Group 2

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By Nicholas Godfrey
Racing Post

Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f, 2yo fillies

TRAINER Tom Dascombe and jockey Richard Kingscote, who teamed up for a pair of winners at last year's royal meeting, hit the mark again when Ceiling Kitty made nearly all to take the Queen Mary.

Dascombe also saddled fourth-placed Upward Spiral as the daughter of Red Clubs just held on from Hoyam, despite drifting right across the track in the final furlong of a £75,000 event run at a fierce pace.

Ceiling Kitty, completing a hat-trick after scoring on her last two starts at Kempton and York, was bred by her owner Andrew Black, the Betfair founder who is Dascombe's landlord at his Cheshire base.

She was sent off a 20-1 shot in a 27-runner field before stopping the clock just a tick of the juvenile track record at 59.18s.

The runner-up Hoyam was a 10-1 chance, with Hairy Rocket doing best of the three Richard Hannon-trained runners when taking third at 11-1.

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