'Michael rode a great race and, as I said, he always looked the winner,' says thrilled Oughton David Oughton got the thrill of his training career last night as Cape Of Good Hope made history by becoming Hong Kong's first ever winner at Royal Ascot. The sprinter took the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at York's Royal Ascot meeting after an 11th-hour change of partner to his friend and champion jockey Michael Kinane. 'It's a fantastic thrill - it's a race I thought we should have won last year when Cape Of Good Hope was a close third but this year he was never going to lose,' said a delighted Oughton after the chestnut, who was snubbed in last week's Hong Kong Champion Awards, posted a York course record of one minute and 8.58 seconds on the drying ground and became the first horse from Hong Kong ever to win two international Group One races on foreign soil. The seven-year-old gelding wore down Galeota in the final 100m to give the Englishman Oughton his first Royal Ascot winner, put the Global Sprint Challenge beyond the reach of any rival and clinched for Kinane the prestigious leading jockey title for the royal meeting. 'I've never had a winner at Royal Ascot and it's just great to be able to come back to England with a horse good enough to win here,' he said. 'On Tuesday in the 1,000m race, I thought Cape Of Good Hope ran well but he was always going to be better for the back-up today and at the extra 200m. This time he just jumped and travelled like the winner from the start, then quickened up when he was asked.' Kinane's position in the winning seat was like something out of a movie, with the jockey required for ante-post favourite Somnus in the race, second choice rider John Murtagh choosing another ride and Philip Robinson being eventually booked for Cape Of Good Hope. However, with the rain-softened ground of Wednesday and Thursday quickly drying out and becoming very fast, five horses were withdrawn in the hours leading up to the race and when Somnus was one of them, Kinane was available once more and dramatically replaced Robinson again only an hour before the race. 'When we drew barrier two it was a bit of a worry - or would have been a day or two earlier,' said Oughton. 'But with the track sealing up as it dried out, there was no disadvantage to the inside. He moved towards the outside as it was, but I don't think in the end it made that much difference. Michael rode a great race and, as I said, he always looked the winner.' Kinane, Oughton's long time friend who has won a Hong Kong Derby (Che Sara Sara), Gold Cup (Idol) and Hong Kong Cup (Precision) for the trainer among so many other victories, has now won five events at the Royal Ascot meeting at York to clinch the coveted title as leading rider for the biggest week in English flat racing. The Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) is now all over with a worthy winner in Cape Of Good Hope, who has been able to compete effectively on both sides of the world to win in Australia and at York. With 52 points now after another double-points away win last night, it would take almost a miracle for any horse to head Cape Of Good Hope in the inaugural staging of the GSC. Fairy King Prawn is the only horse ever to win one Group One level race abroad before Cape. Oughton said plans for the chestnut remain unchanged and Cape will go to Japan for the final two legs of the GSC in a bid to stretch his record before returning for the Hong Kong Sprint in December.