- Jockey wins Commonwealth Cup after 14-month suspension
- ‘I thought the race was over. You just hope they will slow down’
Two years and one very long and costly suspension after claiming the top jockey’s prize at the 2021 Royal meeting, Oisin Murphy was back in the winner’s enclosure here after one of the more remarkable Group One-winning performances of recent years.
Shaquille, Murphy’s partner in the Commonwealth Cup, gave his field a five-length advantage with a slow start and then pulled for his head through the first quarter-mile, but Julie Camacho’s colt still had enough left at the business end to overhaul Little Big Bear, the odds-on favourite ridden by Ryan Moore, in the last half-furlong.
Written by Greg Wood at Royal Ascot
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