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Hukum wins King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot


Hukum won in the blue and white colours of Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Shadwell Estate
Hukum received within the blue and white colors of Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Property

Hukum received the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot as favorite Auguste Rodin got here house in final place.

The 13-2 shot beneath Jim Crowley moved as much as problem Westover for the lead within the closing two furlongs and pressed on to win by a head.

King Of Metal completed third forward of Luxembourg with defending champion Pyledriver in fifth.

“It was one thing particular and I by no means felt like he would come off second greatest,” Crowley instructed ITV Racing.

“The bottom was good and he got here alive on it.”

The six-year-old, skilled by Owen Burrows, had solely returned from damage in Might to see off the 2022 Derby hero Desert Crown within the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown.

“It must be the very best day of my profession,” Burrows stated.

“It was a terrific staff effort to get him again after his damage. What a tricky horse he needed to be on the market.”

Twin Derby winner Auguste Rodin had gone off because the 9-4 favorite and had been extremely fancied to problem King Of Metal after their battle at Epsom however was trapped broad all through.

Ryan Moore regarded for a response on the best way house however the three-year-old skilled by Aidan O’Brien light and ultimately handed the put up in final place.

“There are not any excuses. No matter occurred, the facility ran out and it ran out early,” O’Brien stated.

“He was calm within the paddock, we have been very proud of him. There may be clearly a purpose and we’ll discover it. It’s irritating, however that is the best way.”

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