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Royal Diamond Wins UK Gr3 British Champions LD Cup
At Ascot in the UK, former Darley shuttler King's Best (Kingmambo-Allegretta, by Lombard) added a group success when 7YO gelding Royal Diamond (King's Best-Irresistible Jewel, by Danehill) scored by a nose for trainer Johnny Murtagh in the £200,000 Gr3 British Champions Long Distance Cup (16 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Harris Tweed (Hernando-Frog, by Akarad) & 3YO colt Eye Of The Storm (Galileo-Mohican Princess, by Shirley Heights). Royal Diamond took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Irish St Leger & Gr3 Irish St Leger Trial) & 10 placings (including the Gr2 Yorkshire Cup & Gr3 Curragh Cup) from 34 starts for £395,898 earnings.