Murtagh Victory Keeps King on Throne ; RACING
McGrath, Chris, The Independent (London, England)
Johnny Murtagh might as well have worn a coat of armour, rather than the dark blue silks of John Magnier, and carried a lance instead of a whip. For one thing, the gulf in class between his mount and the rest would scarcely have been narrowed by the extra weight. More pertinent, however, was the fact that a vulnerable, venerable institution, beloved of the Turf, was being crudely menaced - and Murtagh and his charger had ridden to the rescue.
Dylan Thomas was the one horse among the seven who contested the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday who could join its roll of honour without a degree of embarrassment. The only thing that might have …
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