Settle For Bay runs away with Royal Hunt Cup
Last Updated: 20/06/18 5:27pm
Settle For Bay scorched clear to give David Marnane a famous victory in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.
A four-time winner on the all-weather at Dundalk in the winter, the 16-1 chance made a pleasing comeback when fourth at Leopardstown in May.
Another Irish runner, Saltonstall, cruised to the front on the far side of the track and looked sure to play a part in the finish before fading out of the places.
Towards the centre of the track having raced with near side group, Settle For Bay quickened impressively under Billy Lee and provided Marnane with a second Royal winner after Dandy Boy's success in the 2012 Wokingham.
Afaak stayed on well to take second for Charlie Hills, with 100-1 shot Circus Couture third and What's The Story fourth at 33-1.