Another O'Brien trainee, Landseer, winner of the French 2,000 Guineas last time out for the partnership of Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor, was second, with Aramram four lengths back in third. The field of nine 3-year-old colts covered the one-mile distance in 1:40.91.Coolmore's John Magnier said Rock of Gibraltar could now go up or down in distance. "He might drop back to six furlongs for races like the July Cup or try some of the big mile and a quarter races," Magnier said. "It is not really up to me, though, and it will all depend on what Aidan O'Brien) feels at the time and how the horses are going. Obviously, the Sussex Stakes will be in our thinking as well, but he could certainly try different distances."
Rock of Gibraltar had previously won the Grand Criterium, Dewhurst Stakes, Sagitta 2,000 Guineas, and the Irish Entenmanns 2,000 Guineas. Attendance on the opening day of Royal Ascot came to a new record for the Tuesday, 51,055, up 8.8% on last year's crowd of 46,924. The previous record for the opening day was 50,609 in 2000.