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lThe royal colours are carried to victory in France when Sharp Prod (Lord Huntingdon/Lester Piggott) gets the better of Acteur Francais in the Listed seven-furlong race at Longchamp.
lMichael Roberts may not have had the best of seasons as retained jockey for Sheikh Mohammed, but plenty of riders would settle for a "bad" season like his as he lands his fifth Group 1 of the year when Wolfhound (John Gosden) gets the better of stablemate Catrail (John Carroll) in the Sprint Cup at Haydock.
lSomething of a surprise in the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte as Pitasia (Aage Paus/Alfred Gibert) gets the better of Promise Of Joy (Francois Boutin/
The Naked Truth'': Nora shoots pictures of Mickey in the nude, but her conscience gets the better of her after she sees a little boy in a wheelchair get up and run to the Miracle Mouse.
lThere is something of a turn-up in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot as the 12-1 shot Ile de Bourbon (Fulke Johnson Houghton/ John Reid) gets the better of Acamas (Guy Bonaventure/Yves Saint-Martin).
lThere is a winning debut in Britain for 3lb-claimer Mick Kinane as Jade Dancer (Michael Kauntze) gets the better of Miss Cindy in the juvenile fillies' maiden at Chester.
lHern is also on the mark when Joe Storrar makes his first ride a winning one as Burleigh gets the better of Charley's Bairn (Mick Masson/Harry Ballantine) in the apprentices' race.
lAfter one of the best races people can remember, Marling (Geoff Wragg/Pat Eddery) just gets the better of Selkirk (Ian Balding/Ray Cochrane) in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
Gay Kindersley scores for the first time since October as 20-1 Great Mystery (Clive Candy) just gets the better of Imperial Family (Josh Gifford/Bob Champion) in the second part of the juvenile hurdle at Windsor.
There is a first winner for Chris Broad when Hello Sailor, trained by Turnell's one-time protege John Haine, gets the better of Take It Easy (Martin Tate/ Craig Smith, 7lb) in the selling hurdle.
lGraham McCourt is in form at Edinburgh as Stylish Gent (Nigel Tinkler) wins the novice hurdle from Hypnotist, and The Yank (Micky Hammond) gets the better of Ceilidh Boy in the three-mile hurdle.