Ain’t Nobody (Ire) and jockey Jamie Spencer got past Florida-bred Gabaldon in the final strides to win the £111,486 (US$139,000) Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot Wednesday.

Gabaldon and jockey Emisael Jaramillo broke third from the grandstand side in the field of 27 juveniles going five furlongs on the straight turf and had a clear margin right from the start. As the field split into two divisions after a furlong, Gabaldon was two lengths in front of Ain’t Nobody and Aviation Time (Ire) among the runners on the left as Vingegard (Ire) led the right-hand division with Weissmuller (Ire) just behind him and off his left flank.

Gabaldon still was still a length clear inside the final furlong but could not hold off Ain’t Nobody as Aviation time finished third. Weissmuler was fourth with Vingegaard fifth.

Ain’t Nobody was making his second career start after winning an allowance race in his first start at Carlisle in Great Britian on May 31. He is owned by J. Blackburn and J. Matthews and trained by Kevin A. Ryan. Ain’t Nobody is by Sands of Mali (Fr) out of Burmese Waltz (GB), by Showcasing (GB).

Gabaldon, a son of Pleasant Acres Stallion resident Gone Astray out of Valuable Miss, by Value Plus, earned £23,650. He is trained by Jose D’Angelo for Alfonso Soued’s Soldi Stable LLC. 

Gabaldon earned a fees paid berth into the Windsor Castle with his victory in the $110,000 Royal Palm Juvenile run at five furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream on May 11. He was bred by Carol Ann Reitamn, Susan Gannon and Warren Miller.

The time for the five furlongs was :59.32.

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