NOT for the first time in recent years the Group 2 Betway Yorkshire Cup produced a memorable finish and those who braved a damp, drizzly afternoon on the Knavesmire yesterday were rewarded with a royal victory.

Coming with a storming run under Ryan Moore, Queen Elizabeth’s Dartmouth arrived late and wide and got up to beat former St Leger winner Simple Verse by a neck, with the rallying High Jinx, Endless Time and Marmelo right behind.