Glen's Diamond wins Yorkshire Cup in photo-finish

Glen's Diamond (left) denies French favourite Top Trip in the Yorkshire Cup

Glen's Diamond denied French favourite Top Trip in a photo-finish to win a thrilling chase for the Yorkshire Cup.

The 25-1 shot, ridden by Tony Hamilton, had done most of the early running and still led into the home straight.

Glen's Diamond and Top Trip pulled clear of the field and the pair went neck-and-neck to the line.

They crossed the line together but Glen's Diamond was judged to have nosed ahead of the 11-4 favourite with Royal Diamond third.

Glen's Diamond, trained by Richard Fahey, had to settle for second behind Red Cadeaux last year but was allowed to go off a 25-1 chance this time after some indifferent efforts in the interim.

"He can be quite keen," Hamilton said afterwards. "We nearly pulled him out because of the ground - thankfully we didn't."

Top Trip had looked on top form when jockey Mickael Barzalona switched him up the inside to challenge Glen's Diamond from two furlongs out.

Francois Doumen's runner appeared to have the edge inside the final furlong but could not hold on, although the trainer later said afterwards that the ground was not really ideal for them.

The much-fancied Joshua Tree, running for new trainer Ed Dunlop for the first time, finished sixth.

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