Glorious Goodwood: Saddler's Rock wins Goodwood Cup

Johnny Murtagh

Johnny Murtagh continued his outstanding record at Glorious Goodwood as 2-1 favourite Saddler's Rock landed the Artemis Goodwood Cup.

The 42-year-old has now won 10 times from 21 rides on the course, beating Askar Tau by a length with Colour Vision in third.

It was the ideal way for the John Oxx-trained horse to bounce back from defeat at Royal Ascot to Colour Vision.

"When you're working horses like this, it makes things easy," said Murtagh.

Frankie Dettori's late charge on Colour Vision was not enough to claim a third Goodwood Cup for the Italian jockey.

Saddler's Rock was always in control to clinch the £100,000 Group Two two-mile race to add to last year's triumph at the Doncaster Cup.

"It was always going to be a big year for this horse," Murtagh told Channel 4. It didn't start well for him at Ascot but thankfully he turned things around. He's a good stayer with a good heart and he's improving all time."