This year has been another annus horribilis for Queen Elizabeth II with the death of her husband and scandals plaguing her immediate family, but Her Majesty’s gallopers lifted her spirits with a 40-1 treble from three runners.

Reach For The Moon (2-9), Intelligentsia (5-1) and Portfolio (9-2) carried Queen Elizabeth II’s purple, scarlet, black and gold colours to Friday wins, improving Her Majesty’s statistics to five wins from her last seven starters and 18 victories on the flat in the United Kingdom in 2021.

Queen Elizabeth II bred Reach For The Moon – he is a son of Sea The Stars and two-time Listed winner Golden Stream – and Portfolio – she is the daughter of Deep Impact and Listed victor Diploma – but Godolphin bred Intelligentsia, the daughter of Exceed And Excel and Listed winner Discernable.

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