Goodwood Cup: Stradivarius set to race on after delighting John Gosden in valiant defeat to Kyprios

Stradivarius seems set to race on after exhibiting he nonetheless has what it takes to combine it on the highest degree throughout an epic end to the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup.

Although he failed by a neck to carry the burst of 6/four favorite Kyprios and win the two-mile function for a fifth time, joint-trainer John Gosden was thrilled with the Bjorn Nielsen-owned eight-year-old total.

Had he not seen daylight a shade too early beneath Andrea Atzeni, his handler felt he might have received for a 21st time.

“When he will get there he is aware of he is executed sufficient, he was in splendid isolation. It was an excellent run, an excellent run, he was only a bit lonely,” stated Gosden.

“The race simply modified 4 out, Hollie (Doyle) got here fast on Trueshan so then we have been on the within. He was monitoring the winner and he is run an absolute blinder – when the cutaway got here he is gone proper and been left with nothing else to race with.

“He hit the entrance after which he is inclined to say ‘I’ve executed sufficient’, and he simply got here again and acquired him. It could have been pretty if he’d stayed with the others.

“He got here in and tried to cowl the third horse, which I assumed was a positive signal he wasn’t too careworn by it!”

Kyprios, Stradivarius (yellow cap) and Trueshan battle it out in an exciting Goodwood Cup

When requested if Stradivarius would stay in coaching, Gosden replied: “It is fully as much as the horse and the owner-breeder, it is lower than me.

“I can solely inform them how he’s and he is filled with the thrill of spring nonetheless. If he’d acquired in a battle, he’d have battled, however he acquired left on his tod a bit. He ran an enormous race.

“He’ll inform me. He seems fairly chilled out. We wished to get clear run and we acquired a transparent run, we acquired a bit stranded immediately however we acquired a transparent run.”

Frankie Dettori misplaced the journey on Stradivarius having discovered all kinds of hassle in operating in a bid to win the Ascot Gold Cup for a fourth time. It led to Gosden and Dettori having a short “sabbatical”, however no ill-feeling.

Atzeni deputised, and Gosden added: “I used to be getting a bit fed up with all of the politics. It is tremendous. Andrea’s an excellent pal of his (Dettori). He ran an excellent race and everybody’s completely satisfied, Frankie was within the paddock with us.”

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