KYPRIOS and Ryan Moore burst the Stradivarius Gold Cup bubble as Frankie Dettori suffered another Ascot nightmare.
Aidan O’Brien’s well-fancied favourite was given a peach by Moore who kept Dettori locked in as the field turned in.
Kyprios (nearside) fought off Richard Hannon’s Mojo Star with Stradivarius back in third
Try as he might, the Italian could not find a gap when it mattered and he was forced to bring Stradivarius round the entire field.
The crowd roared as the three-time winner finally found the clear but it was too little, too late.
Stradivarius’ trademark late kick was missing and it was Mojo Star who gave Kyprios the biggest fright.
The 13-8 favourite held on to land O’Brien his eighth win in the famous race.