Jockey Oisin Murphy feels it is right his victory on board Roaring Lion at Sandown was not overturned after a stewards' inquiry.
Roaring Lion, who was installed as the favourite following the late withdrawal of Charlie Appleby's Masar, crossed the line a neck ahead of 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior and Donnacha O'Brien to land the Coral-Eclipse.
However, there was a lengthy stewards' inquiry after the two horses had come together in the final stages of Saturday's race and there was a real possibility the result could have been overturned.
In the end, the result stayed the same and Murphy feels it was the correct decision despite the objections of runner-up jockey O'Brien.
"Whenever a horse shifts off a line or anything small in a race, the stewards look into it," he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "My horse has caused very little interference, if any, and clearly he was the best horse in the race."
Trainer John Gosden added: "He rode him beautifully and very coolly. He got too far back, he knew that, and he didn't hurry to get back. It was a very good ride and I'm thrilled.
"He [Murphy] deserves it [a first British Group One win]. He did very well to stay as cool as he did."
Article Posted on Saturday 7th July 2018 @ 15.58
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