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WATCH: Cox Plate winner salutes at Royal Ascot

15 Jun 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 15 Jun 2022
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  • 2021 Cox Plate winner State Of Rest has won the Prince Of Wales's Stakes
  • This was the first Royal Ascot win for trainer Joseph O'Brien
  • State Of Rest is now a four-time Group One winner
  • Race replay is included below
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State Of Rest holds off Bay Bridge to win The Prince Of Wales Stakes during Day Two of Royal Ascot. (Getty)

State Of Rest has recorded a fourth Group One victory, with the four-year-old entire leading throughout to win the Prince Of Wales's Stakes (2012m) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Arriving to the day two feature in fine form, having started the campaign with victory in the Group 1 Prix Ganay before a half-length defeat into third via the Tattersalls Gold Cup on May 22, the Joseph O'Brien-trained entire was taken to front in the small field by jockey Shane Crosse.

The four-year-old was travelling strongly at the 500m and despite Bay Bridge looming as the main threat, State Of Rest had plenty in reserve and safely held the short favourite off in the finish.
A winner of the Saratoga Derby last August, State Of Rest is well known to Australian racing fans as the winner of the 2021 Cox Plate, where he narrowly edged out Godolphin colt Anamoe in the weight-for-age major and then survived a half-hour protest in the steward's room.
While he's already prepared two Melbourne Cup winners (Rekindling and Twilight Payment), Wednesday's triumph was the first Royal Ascot win for Joseph O'Brien as a trainer.
As a jockey, Joseph O'Brien rode Australian champion So You Think to victory in the 2012 Prince Of Wales's Stakes for father Aidan O'Brien.

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