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Shady McCoy strikes at Ascot under Ryan Moore

Shady McCoy

Ryan Moore delivered Shady McCoy with a perfectly-timed challenge to claim top honours in the Veolia Handicap at Ascot.

The Ian Williams-trained seven-year-old has been plying his trade in top-grade handicaps this summer without cutting much ice, but this assignment represented a significant drop in class.

Moore appeared adamant on playing his cards late, with Shady McCoy still nearer last than first with two furlongs to run.

However, once switched wide and in the clear, the 13-2 chance charged home and was well on top as he passed the post a length and a half to the good.

Hajjam (16-1) was a clear second, with 33-1 shot Another Boy beating 9-2 favourite Alaadel to third place by a head.

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