Red Cadeaux Takes Yorkshire Cup Glory
1 Red Cadeaux 4/1
Last year's Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux collected a deserved victory, and a first success of the season, in the Sportingbet Yorkshire Cup at York.
Ed Dunlop's globetrotter had proved no match for Colour Vision on his reappearance in the Sagaro Stakes at Kempton earlier this month, but looked far sharper for the experience as he held off Glen's Diamond by a length.
The Group Two race represented a major achievement in the career of jockey Tom McLaughlin, who was never too far away from the lead aboard the 4-1 shot as favourite Harris Tweed cut out the running. After taking it up he wasn't really threatened by the late charge of Glen's Diamond.
Dunlop said: "It's a big day for the horse and the team. He's been a star for all of us and it's fantastic. He's a gentle giant. He doesn't worry about life and he's improved phenomenally as he's got older.
"I'm very proud of the horse and the team and I'm particularly pleased for Tom as he's been a huge part of this horse's career. He didn't ride him in Hong Kong or Australia, so well done Tom.
"I don't know what we'll do now. He's in the Coronation Cup and we might give it a go. He's in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot too. But today is a huge day. He's been a bridesmaid quite a few times and today was his day.
"Let's hope he stays in one piece. He'll race on until Royal Ascot and after than he'll have a holiday. Then he'll have a race again and then go back to Australia and maybe have two runs."
McLaughlin said: "This is my biggest win on these shores. I've won the Winter Derby and I won the Curragh Cup, but it's great to win on a horse like him."
Sportingbet Yorkshire Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2)
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