Royal Ascot: Kyprios wins Gold Cup for Aidan O’Brien as Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori hit traffic again

Kyprios (13/8 preferred) beats Mojo Star and also Stradivarius to win Ascot Gold Cup for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore; Frankie Dettori hits traffic but finishes quickly in third.


Kyprios signed up with the listing of greats to have won the Ascot Gold Cup as he resisted Mojo Star as well as three-time champion Stradivarius to claim success for Aidan O’Brien and also Ryan Moore.

Having gone a sluggish pace, there were plenty in with opportunities turning into the straight as the mare Princess Zoe nearly strike the front a furlong out, wanting to go one better than one year earlier.

She was quickly headed by Kyprios, but Mojo Star, second in the Derby and also St Leger in 2014, and also at some point Stradivarius having needed to be changed for a run, threw down their difficulty.

In an extremely comparable coating to last year’s race, when John and Thady Gosden’s star stayer lost his title to Subjectivist having been captured behind horses turning in, Frankie Dettori relocated his install broad to get a clear view of the line as well as stayed on highly.

But it was not to be, as the 13/8 favourite hung on for a renowned win by half a size with another three-quarter of a length back to Dettori and also Stradivarius, who was bidding to sign up with the O’Brien-trained Yeats as a four-time champion.

Winning rider Moore informed the news agency: “He’s a beautiful horse and I was fairly positive concerning him remaining the added distance. He’s from terrific family members.

” He’s done that despite it being a bit unpleasant and also we needed to make our difficulty out vast.

” He’s a lightly-raced horse so hopefully there’s even more ahead.

” Aidan had him set aside for this a year ago so he’s recognized the right fella, as well as all of it, exercised today.”
O’Brien included: “It’s a difficult race to win and also get an equine that can go that added range. We constantly thought this horse could be.

” Ryan provided him with a wonderful trip and he’s a steed we can eagerly anticipate.

” We constantly thought he was courageous and Ryan had an idea in him. When he truly wanted him, the steed responded.

” With any luck, he can do it for some years to come.”

On runner-up Mojo Star, rider Rossa Ryan told the news agency: “He’s run incredibly. He’s one of the most genuine horses I’ve ever ridden. For his initial run of the year versus set, fit equines – he is just mosting likely to improve.

” He’s a different horse this year and also certainly better than last year. In good time, he could come as well as control this classification.”

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