John & Thady Gosden head into Royal Ascot week beneath no apprehensions of how arduous it is going to be to safe success, having landed the trainers’ title in 2021 with 4 winners and a second.
In Platinum Jubilee 12 months, it could be becoming if the Gosdens might elevate the Hampton Court docket Stakes with Attain For The Moon for Her Majesty The Queen.
The gladiator Stradivarius, star of three Gold Cups and a Queen’s Vase, is again for one more crack on the stayers’ crown and unfortunate Oaks runner-up Emily Upjohn rapidly reappearing is a definite chance, as she seems to be for compensation within the Ribblesdale Stakes which the workforce received final 12 months with Loving Dream.
It is one factor coaching an eight-year-old gelding and one other coaching an eight-year-old full horse, however he is glad and nicely and we hope the climate holds for him and we get the prospect to run on one thing referred to as good floor within the Gold Cup fairly than tender or heavy, which is not his scene.
Going to Goodwood final 12 months, you do not count on the primary day to be run on heavy floor because it’s summer time racing. He runs how he runs and he will get to the stage the place he will get there and is aware of methods to race. He does not wish to be left with an incredible quantity to do however alternatively, if he will get there too earlier, it is not a good suggestion both.
He’s simply an previous professional now and goes within the ring and does what he has to do. He had unhealthy luck with floor final 12 months however he continues to be as much as operating an enormous race within the Gold Cup, so long as the bottom is not tender or heavy.
(Prince of Wales’s Stakes)
Lord North goes for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and we might be very scared of Shahryar and Sir Michael Stoute’s Bay Bridge.
Our fella is a grand horse and he has received it earlier than, however he must be ridden just a little in another way to the way in which he was ridden in Eire. He’s in good kind and he received too near the sturdy tempo in Eire.
We’ll try to trip him from a bit additional again; it is a very high-class race and so it needs to be.
(Royal Hunt Cup)
He put up a very good efficiency when successful at Doncaster not too long ago and carries a 5lb penalty within the Hunt Cup.
Once more, it is a very aggressive race and we are going to most likely declare off him.
She is within the Ribblesdale and it would not have been the unique intention however she has dealt with it nicely. The Oaks clearly did not go easily, however we are going to go away her in on the five-day stage. It isn’t regular however I’ve performed it earlier than and have had luck doing it, and received the race with fillies which have run within the Oaks.
We’ll see how she is and go away a call till late. The Ribblesdale is the correct form of race – she hasn’t received a Group 2 and the opposite factor is you wait till the top of July and take a look at two doable races after which you must await the Yorkshire Oaks, after which you must wait once more.
She is in good kind and it’s one thing that must be thought of and completely checked out. She had 4 races in her life and she is okay after the Oaks and consuming nicely and searching nicely and she appears glad, so we are going to preserve the choices open.
Attain For The Moon
(Hampton Court docket Stakes)
He sustained an harm within the spring and you must go very, very gently and it wasn’t going to occur in time for him to go for the Derby.
Clearly, the proprietor/breeder (The Queen) may be very understanding so it made the choice easy and he will go for the Hampton Court docket Stakes over a mile and 1 / 4.
It might be wonderful if he might win the race in Jubilee 12 months. He’s fairly a personality and likes to play and has numerous spirit about him. Let’s hope he places in an enormous run there and I hope we do not get too broad a draw.
She has been very gradual to return handy and it will probably occur, hormonally, with some fillies within the spring; she has simply taken a very long time to return proper and you do not wish to rush them.
She is pleasant us now and going the correct approach and she goes for the Coronation, for which Mr Weld will probably be favorite (Homeless Songs).
(St James’s Palace Stakes)
He’s within the St James’s Palace Stakes and he was given a ranking of 110 after his final run in a handicap so we are actually pressured to go in that form of course with him.
(Windsor Fortress Stakes)
He made a satisfying debut when successful at Yarmouth and goes for the Windsor Fortress Stakes.
We did the identical with Ardad however Aidan (O’Brien) has some fairly highly effective ones within the Windsor Fortress, the Norfolk and the Chesham so we are going to see.