• Royal Ascot

The Fugue wins Prince of Wales's Stakes

ESPN staff
June 18, 2014
William Buick: "She's been an absolute star for me" © Getty Images

Jockey William Buick riding The Fugue saw off star French filly Treve to secure victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Treve, under Frankie Dettori, finished third with Magician (6-1) with the runner-up to the 11-2 shot, owner by Lord Lloyd-Webber.

"She's been an absolute star for me and everybody back at the yard," said Buick. "She proved today what she can do against top-class horses.

"When she gets an uncomplicated run like she did today and they come back to her, she's lethal, like she was there. It means everything to everyone involved."

Dettori admitted Treve had him concerned from the early stages.

"Going to the start she didn't feel like Treve and at the back of my mind I knew then I was in trouble," he said.

"I was hoping in the race she would loosen up and warm up, but I knew my fate at the three-furlong marker. She ran a good third, but it's not the Treve we all know.

"Something is definitely wrong and what's wrong was before the race."

Earlier, joackey Pat Smullen secured a double with 9-2 joint favourite Mustajeeb winning the Jersey Stakes and Anthem Alexander taking the Queen Mary Stakes.

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