Dartmouth The Queen's Dartmouth just came out on top in a thrilling finish to the Betway Yorkshire Cup at York.

Making his challenge on the stands side rail, the Royal runner got the verdict from Simple Verse, who was on the opposite side of the track.

Five horses were in with a chance in the final furlong and were spread all across the Knavesmire, but it was the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dartmouth (11-4 favourite) who got to the front close home to snatch the verdict by a neck from Ralph Beckett's 2015 St Leger winner.

The pace-setting High Jinx, having his first race for 747 days, kept on in gritty fashion and was just a neck away to claim third spot on his first start for Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby.

Winning rider Ryan Moore said: "He felt very easy the whole way, he's got mile-and-a-half pace, he was just doing a little too much in stages.

"He travelled beautifully and is such an honest horse, but it didn't help that I was apart from them and he's done very well.

"That's his fourth Group race now, we know what he is, he's a very honest horse."