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King's Best Adds Ireland Black-Type
At Leopardstown in Ireland, former Darley shuttler King's Best (Kingmambo-Allegretta, by Lombard) added a stakes success when 7YO gelding Royal Diamond (King's Best-Irresistible Jewel, by Danehill) scored by 3.75-lengths for trainer Johnny Murtagh in the €40,000 Listed Challenge Stakes (15.5 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Sir Ector (Dynaformer-Beyond the Waves, by Ocean Crest) & 6YO mare Unaccompanied (Danehill Dancer-Legend Has It, by Sadler's Wells). Royal Diamond took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr1 Irish St Leger) & 9 placings (including the Gr2 Yorkshire Cup & Gr3 Curragh Cup) from 30 starts for £235,942 earnings.