Royal Ascot success as Sir Busker strikes in Silver Hunt Cup
The Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds-owned four-year-old powered home late under champion jockey Oisin Murphy to defeat the Roger Varian-trained Salayel by three-quarters of a length.
Sir Busker was a first Royal Ascot winner for his trainer William Knight. William recently moved to Newmarket from Sussex and has made a fantastic start from his new base at Rathmoy Stables.
Sir Busker was purchased by Luke as a yearling for €25,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale from Ballyvolane Stud.
After the race, William Knight suggested the Balmoral Handicap on British Champions Day, would be the long term target for the remainder of the season.