Hunting (Horn (Camelot) winning the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot

Horn heralds G3 Royal Ascot win for Camelot

Ryan Moore rode his 50th Royal Ascot winner for one of the meeting's most successful partnerships when first-crop Camelot colt Hunting Horn (3c Camelot-Mora Bai, by Indian Ridge) landed the G3 Hampton Court Stakes on Thursday.

Moore drove the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt to victory by an emphatic four and a half lengths.

"Hunting Horn has progressed with every start this year,” said Moore. “The race today went nice and smoothly for him. He got there and had a little look around. It wasn't until I got after him in the last furlong that he started stretching.

"He is a progressive horse and that was obviously a big jump up on what he has done before. He is getting better and hopefully will carry on that way."

On behalf of the owners, Derrick Smith said: "This is a double whammy for us because he's a son of Camelot, which makes the win even more pleasing.”

O'Brien added: "He relaxes, travels well and quickens well. His dad [Camelot] was the same when there was pace on and it was a nice, evenly run race today. We thought a mile and a quarter would suit him well, and Ryan gave him a lovely ride.

"He has a lot of options, as he can step up to a mile and a half as well. You could look the G1 Eclipse or go to France or have a little rest. He has been busy the past couple of weeks."