Craig Bennett's filly has always shown promise at home and overcame greenness to win on debut at Kempton. She has worked well since and we were delighted to see her secure Roger's second Royal Ascot winner and a first for jockey Andrea Atzeni.

She missed a beat at the start but was soon travelling well towards the rear. The American raider Sunset Glow took the field along at a decent pace but Cursory Glace comes from a stamina-laden family and the fast pace suited her well.

She made ground strongly before going in pursuit of the leaders with two furlongs to run. She struck the front inside the final furlong and powered clear to win by two lengths.

Andrea said: "It's great. I had some good rides through the week and I was hoping to get a winner.

"She wasn't the quickest out of the stalls but she travelled really good and from two (furlongs) down I got on the quarters of the American horse. She quickened away from me, but my filly has outstayed them. She's a very nice filly and we've always liked her."

Roger added: "We thought she'd win and win well at Kempton. She was very babyish, naughty at the gates and just ran green, but she's improved since then. She's always worked well.

"Fast ground was what she wanted it today. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. 

"We think she'll get further. Andrea said he thought he might not get to the American filly (Sunset Glow), but she's outstayed her."

We were unlucky not to have a double on the afternoon when Horsted Keynes came too late and just failed to get up in the Buckingham Palace Stakes.