Royal Ascot: Ryan Moore gets eighth win; Trip To Paris triumphs

Jockey Ryan Moore secured a joint-record eighth winner at a Royal Ascot meeting while Trip To Paris won the Gold Cup on Ladies' Day.

The 12-1 shot, trained by Ed Dunlop, held off Moore on Kingfisher, with favourite Forgotten Rules in third.

It was rider Graham Lee's first winner at the meeting - the Flat racing prize coming 11 years after victory in jump racing's marathon on Amberleigh House.

Moore still rode a 786-1 treble on Waterloo Bridge, Curvy and War Envoy.

Moore the merrier

Moore equalled the modern-day record of eight winners set by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott - but with two days of the meeting still to go.

The 31-year-old landed the opening Norfolk Stakes on Waterloo Bridge (12-1) for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

He scored another win with David Wachman's 9-2 chance Curvy in the Ribblesdale Stakes before completing the treble with O'Brien's Britannia Stakes victor War Envoy (10-1).

Moore has ridden eight of the 18 winners over the meeting's first three days - at a strike rate of 44% - while another jockey celebrating was Frankie Dettori, who claimed his 51st career Royal Ascot win with Time Test in the Tercentenary Stakes.

Trip To Paris wins Gold Cup at Ascot
Trip To Paris won the Chester Cup last month

Golden run for Lee

In the Gold Cup, the two-and-half mile feature race of Ladies' Day, Dettori cut out the running on Forever Now.

Forgotten Rules looked to be travelling sweetly and swooped through to challenge but Chester Cup victor Trip To Paris powered up the rail.

Kingfisher looked unlucky in running as trainer Aidan O'Brien sought a seventh win in the race, but Trip To Paris was a fine winner.

Dunlop, emulating his father John by winning the Gold Cup, indicated the long-term plan for Trip To Paris could be a trip to Australia for the Melbourne Cup in November.

Analysis - BBC correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

A day of contrasts for Graham Lee. On the one hand, completing the unprecedented Grand National (over jumps) and Gold Cup (on the flat) double is quite something and shows how far he's come since switching codes.

On the other, Lee's very next mount, Capel Path, left the jockey visibly upset after suffering a serious injury.

Trip To Paris has been skilfully guided by Ed Dunlop on a sharp upward trajectory, and it could be the Melbourne Cup in November if this hasn't ruined his weight in the handicap.

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