Homebred Amtiyaz wins at Royal Ascot!

Homebred Amtiyaz provided all at Blue Diamond Stud with a wonderful day to remember at Royal Ascot on Tuesday when storming to success in the Copper Horse Handicap for John and Thady Gosden.

Amtiyaz and Hollie Doyle en route to victory. Photo – Megan Rose Photography

Making only his second start on turf, this rapidly progressive colt was always handily placed by Hollie Doyle and after having swept to the lead at the head of the straight, showed a remarkably resilient attitude to fend off the challengers from all sides.

“I am very happy,” Imad Al Sagar said. “The horse could not have got a better ride than what Hollie has done. She timed it well. 

“Amtiyaz is a very genuine horse. You breed a horse and you wait months and years, and it all boils down to two minutes!”

Amtiyaz pictured as a foal with his dam Rose Of Miracles. Photo: Equuis Images

Celebrating her second Royal Ascot winner, Hollie Doyle told Sky Sports Racing: “It’s incredible. Every Royal Ascot winner is special but for it to be for Imad and John Gosden, you can’t get much better than that.

It’s an amazing performance from Amtiyaz. The big galloping track suited him and brought out improvement.

“It’s lovely to ride for Mr Gosden, he fills you with confidence. We went an even gallop. The pace lifted between the 7f and 6f and I didn’t want to gas him too much to lay up, so I left him alone. He’s got gears so I knew that he would stay and quicken up, and that’s what he did on this quicker ground. He’s only small but he’s a terrier and gives you his all.

It’s huge for Imad. He’s bred this horse and it’s very special for him.

Winning connections. Photo – Megan Rose Photography

A son of Frankel, Amtiyaz is the first foal out of Rose Of Miracles, a daughter of Dalakhani who was highly rated when in training with William Haggas. Rose Of Miracles is a half-sister to four winners and related to the mighty champion miler Goldikova.

Rose Of Miracles’ three-year-old Najeeba, by Dansili, has shown promise in two starts for Roger Charlton. She has a yearling colt by Siyouni and a colt foal by our own multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight .

Photo – Megan Rose Photography

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