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Lethal Force powers to July Cup glory

ESPN staff
July 13, 2013
Lethal Force is a multiple Group One winner © PA Photos

Lethal Force proved himself the premier sprinter in Europe with a blistering success in the July Cup.

Clive Cox's charge landed the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot and the grey proved that win to be no fluke by streaking away to victory in the hands of Adam Kirby.

Kirby kept it extremely simple, as he blasted his charge out of the stalls and immediately took up a prominent position.

A host of rivals, including Society Rock, Slade Power and Shea Shea emerged to have a crack at Lethal Force but Cox's charge fought them off to take the Group One prize in fine style at odds of 9/2.

It proved a red letter day for Kirk as he teamed up with trainer Jamie Osborne to bag the Bunbury Cup with Field Of Dream.

Richard Fahey made a raid on Newmarket from his Yorkshire base and it proved a good move as his Good Old Boy Lukey held on grimly to bag the Group 2 July Stakes.

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