UK Kyprios wins Royal Ascot Gold Cup.
Dramatic Gold Cup goes to Kyprios
Kyprios provided an eighth Gold Cup victory for O’Brien, who won the race four times with Yeats from 2006 to 2009.
Dettori had been shadowed and kept inside on the rail by Moore as the race was run under a steady pace.
As Moore led, chased by Mojo Star, Dettori opted to go to the outside and could not catch the leaders.
“It was not the nicest race to ride in,” said Moore, who won by half a length from Mojo Star, with three quarters of a length back to Stradivarius.
Dettori said he did not have an ideal passage but suggested his mount would probably not have won anyway.
“I had to take him to the outside which cost me a little bit, but the younger horses had fresher legs. He’s been a star and I’m very proud of him,” he said.