That’s what winning feels like! King Power Racing take home the Dante Stakes at York with The Foxes… as struggling Leicester City – on a four-game winless run – fight a relegation battle in the Premier League
- The King Power-owned The Foxes came home first in the Dante Stakes at York
- They are also the owners of Leicester City, who are fighting against relegation
- The Foxes is now an 8/1 shot for the Derby after Thursday afternoon’s victory
King Power Racing – also the owners of Leicester City – experienced a rare win on Thursday afternoon at York Racecourse.
Leicester are on a four-game winless streak in the Premier League, and are desperately trying to fight off relegation to football’s second tier.
But while the football side struggle to find crucial wins at the crunch end of the season, King Power found one in Yorkshire as the build-up to the Derby intensifies.
Andrew Balding-trained, King Power-owned Churchill colt The Foxes won the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York, under the guidance of the experienced jockey Oisin Murphy. He started the race with a market price of 6/1.
The Foxes won Thursday’s 3.35 race by a neck ahead of Shane Foley on White Birch. Continuous and Passenger dead-heated for third place.
The Foxes, a colt owned by King Power Racing, put himself in Derby contention with a race win
The horse is now an 8/1 shot for Derby glory after winning the Dante at York on Thursday
Leicester City are facing an uphill struggle to maintain their place in the Premier League
The Foxes was cut to a general 8/1 for Epsom Derby glory.
Meanwhile, Leicester City are two points from safety in the Premier League, and have just two matches remaining to try and avoid the drop into the Championship.
They travel to Champions League-chasing Newcastle United on Monday evening, before hosting West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season.
It remains to be seen whether it will be their last top-flight home encounter for at least a season.
Leicester boss Dean Smith said it would be ‘an achievement’ if the current squad was able to retain their Premier League place.
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