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Colour Vision Wins UK Gr1 Ascot Gold Cup
Godolphin's French-bred 4YO gelding Colour Vision (Rainbow Quest-Give Me Five, by Monsun) scored a half-length victory overnight in the £350,000 (A$560,000) UK Gr1 Gold Cup (2.5 miles) for 4YOs & up at Royal Ascot (see VIDEO CORNER bottom right of home page). Colour Vision (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor) defeated Irish-bred 6YO entire & stable-mate Opinion Poll (Halling-Ahead, by Shirley Heights) who finished runner-up for the 2nd successive year & Irish-bred 4YO entire Saddler's Rock (Sadler's Wells-Grecian Bride, by Groom Dancer). Colour Vision took his record to 6 wins (also including May's Gr3 Sagaro Stakes over 2 miles at Kempton) & 4 placings (including 2011's Gr3 British Champions Long Distance Cup over 2 miles at Ascot) from 18 starts for £289,674 (A$463,000) earnings.