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‘What a race!’ – Royal Ascot viewers stunned as FIVE horses cross line at nearly same time in stunning finish

, ‘What a race!’ – Royal Ascot viewers stunned as FIVE horses cross line at nearly same time in stunning finish

ROYAL ASCOT punters were left in disbelief when FIVE horses crossed the finishing post virtually side-by-side.

The Group One St. James’s Palace Stakes on the opening day of the meeting certainly did not disappoint.

Coroebus won a thrilling St. James’s Palace Stakes on day one of Royal Ascot

The Charlie Appleby trained Coroebus went into the one-mile contest as odds-on favourite.

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But runaway leader in the champion jockey standings William Buick was made to work hard for the victory.

FOUR of the other horses from the field were all just a whisker away from being in the winner’s enclosure instead of three-year-old colt Coroebus.

With two furlongs left to run Coroebus seemed to be stuck for room, but Buick switched to the running rail before chasing down 28-1 outsider Lusail.

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In a thrilling photo finish Coroebus held on to beat Lusail by a head, with My Prospero, Maljoom and Frankie Dettori’s Mighty Ulysses all within half a length of the winner.

The feature race of the day, broadcasted on ITV, did not disappoint.

Reacting to the finish, one fan wrote on social media: “Some race that one.”

Another summed it up well by simply saying: “Amazing.”

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The action resumes today at the famous course for day two off the meeting.

The Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is the featured race of the day, with the Sir Michael Stoute trained Bay Bridge currently leading the market.

After 14-1 and 8-1 Royal Ascot winners yesterday, Matt Chapman has offered his thoughts on today’s racing exclusively to SunSport.

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