Champion jockey Oisin Murphy opened his account for Royal Ascot 2020 with victory aboard Sir Busker within the Silver Royal Hunt Cup.
An enormous subject of 22 runners went to put up for the straight-mile opener on day two of the showpiece assembly, with Maydanny and Ouzo the joint-favourites at 4-1.
The previous managed to battle his solution to the entrance within the group that raced on the far facet of the observe, but it surely grew to become clear racing inside the ultimate furlong that the near-side group held a transparent benefit.
The William Knight-trained Sir Busker was a 12-1 shot off the again of a slender victory at Newcastle a fortnight in the past and completed with gusto to rise up and rating by three-quarters of a size from Salayel.
Different Reality and Almufti completed third and fourth respectively.
Knight mentioned: “When he gained at Newcastle that was my first runner from our new yard at Newmarket. That morning my father (Martin) died so this horse has an enormous emotional bond to me. Now I’ve had my first Royal Ascot winner he is much more particular to me.”