Mr Dinos Romps to Victory in Gold Cup

Mr Dinos Romps to Victory in Gold Cup
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Mr Dinos takes Gold Cup by six lengths.
Mr Dinos solidified his claim as the leading stayer in England with a six-length victory in the featured race at Royal Ascot Thursday, the 2 1/2-mile Gold Cup (Eng-I).

Mr Dinos overtook pacesetter Persian Punch for the lead a half-mile out and outkicked his rivals to the wire to win by six lengths. Persian Punch held for second, three-quarters of a length ahead of Pole Star.

The 4-year-old Mr Dinos was on the steady improve last season before capping his sophomore campaign with a win the Rothmans Royals St. Leger (Eng-I). He returned to win the Bonusprint Henry II Stakes (Eng-II) at Sandowne in his only previous start this year on May 26 for trainer Pfi Cole.

Owned by Mr. C Shiacolas, Mr Dinos has now won six of 11 career starts with three seconds and one third. The son of Desert King is out of the Gay Fandango mare Spear Dance and was bred in Ireland by Mocklerstown House Stud. Mr Dinos was purchased by Emerald Bloodstock at the 2000 Goffs October yearling sale for $44,428.

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