Hollie Doyle took yet another hammer blow to racingĄ¯s glass ceiling as she got a ĄŽmonkey off her backĄ¯ by banging in her first Royal Ascot winner.

The 23-year-old ace guided Alan KingĄ¯s Scarlet Dragon to a gutsy victory in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, as a surging charge to the line toppled Peter Chapple-HyamĄ¯s Deja and made her the meetingĄ¯s third ever female winner.

Hayley Turner gave LadiesĄ¯ Day a welcome dose of girl power on Thursday and the precocious Doyle followed in her footsteps with aplomb, beating boyfriend Tom Marquand to a maiden Royal Ascot winner with a thrilling performance.

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