Dawn Rising seals another fine week for Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore landed his sixth and final winner of the week as Dawn Rising justified favouritism in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Trained by Joseph O’Brien, the six-year-old was having just his sixth run on the Flat, but he is a Grade Three winner over hurdles.

Never far from the pace, Dawn Rising had to be rousted along some way out by Moore but he kept on finding for pressure.

Typewriter then burst through against the rail looking a huge threat under Oisin Murphy but soon faltered and it was The Grand Visir who laid down the final challenge, going down by half a length. Run For Oscar stayed on for third.

Dawn Rising, a rare 2-1 winning favourite this week, was providing O’Brien with his second winner of the meeting after the success of Okita Soushi.

6.10pm Queen Alexandra Stakes

Moore rounds off another brilliant Royal Ascot with sixth win of the week

Ryan Moore put the seal on a 10th Royal Ascot Leading Jockey title by lifting home Dawn Rising (2/1F) in the concluding Queen Alexandra Stakes.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained six-year-old was always close to the pace under Moore, who kicked for home off the final turn and his mount kept finding to repel the challenge of The Grand Visir by half a length.

Dawn Rising, who carries the colours of legendary owner JP McManus, becomes the 12th Irish-trained winner of the meeting and the sixth for his jockey, whose Royal Ascot total now stands at 79, two behind Frankie Dettori.

Moore said: “Joseph had Dawn Rising beautifully prepared for today. He has been jumping and won a Graded race over jumps during the winter, and today he got himself into a nice spot and I just gradually built along. It’s nice to finish the week with a winner.

“I hadn’t really asked him for everything and he was always finding plenty. Joseph’s horses can do that.”

O’Brien said: “It has been a wonderful week’s racing. It’s great to get a couple of winners, and it was a fantastic ride from Ryan.

“This horse is a dour stayer and that is what you need in a race like this. JP (McManus, owner) supports everyone in racing so well and it’s great to get a winner here in his colours.”

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