Kirby gives Elliott first Royal Ascot winner

Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore: celebrated his fifth Royal Ascot winner of the week

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 By Stuart Riley 5:03PM 18 JUN 2016 

Report: Ascot, Saturday

Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 6f, 3yo+

MARTIN HARLEY punched the air as he crossed the line in front in the Wokingham aboard the Robert Cowell-trained Outback Traveller. The five-year-old finished fastest to get the better of Brando by a head.

The 7-1 joint-favourite was collared close home by the 10-1 chance, with a pair of 25-1 shots, Glen Moss and Absolutely So, third and fourth. Buckstay was fifth at 10-1.

Also on Saturday

Wolferton Handicap (Listed) 1m2f, 4yo+

RYAN MOORE and Aidan O’Brien made it two wins from two on the final day of Royal Ascot as they teamed up with the well backed Pricewise selection Sir Isaac Newton to land the Wolferton.

The victory allowed Moore to establish his position at the head of the meeting’s top rider standings in his own right, having previously been tied with Frankie Dettori on four winners.

“I had a very good trip round,” said Moore, who scraped paint off the rail the whole way round. “He’s a high class horse who sort of lost his way.

“We thought a lot of him last year and the trainer’s done remarkably well to get him back winning today. He’s definitely got the ability [to go back to a higher level] and I think just racing can hopefully improve him and move him forward.”

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