It was a day of firsts for Gold Front Thoroughbreds stallion Awesome Rock and Sue Olive, who stands the Group One winner in partnership with her husband Alan, as Kaymay supplied both her sire and trainer with their maiden Ascot wins.

Awesome Rock sired 47 live foals in his first crop and 2018 filly Kaymay, the only daughter of two-time victor Dark Queen, was his third competitive representative following the five placed efforts of Diamond Blue (four thirds from six starts for Ted Martinovich) and Awesome Rival (one second from two starts for Donal O’Connor). Kaymay turned for home in the Belmont’s Bunuru Plate with five of her eight rivals to overtake, and she passed all of them before the finish line, beating Queen’s Gift by a short half head.

Kaymay was Olive’s 13th Ascot runner, but Kyra Yuill timed the juvenile’s run perfectly to ensure she was not unlucky.

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