JOHN GOSDEN looks forward to the height of the summer with his team in irresistible form and the current jewel in the crown Enable looking to bag a second King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
The wonder mare took the prize for a first time in 2017 when beating Ulysees four and a half lengths and only injury blighted a second attempt last year. Enable showed herself to be in resplendent form when scoring by three quarters of a length from Magical in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown and her trainer is hoping she can make history by winning three consecutive Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes at Longchamp in October.
Too Darn Hot put his best foot forward when landing the Prix Jean Prat at Deauville this month and is on call for the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and at the other end of the sphere Stradivarius looks to confirm his position as the top stayer in training in the Goodwood Cup.
Star Catcher was the latest Group 1 winning addition to the Clarehaven stable band of high achievers in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday and the season as a familiar flavour about for Gosden and his team.
“I am happy with the horses and delighted that we have been able to enjoy six Group 1 winners for six individual owners this season,” said Gosden. Along with Enable, Too Darn Hot, Stradivarius and Star Catcher, he has also taken the Investec Oaks with Anapurna and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud with Coronet.
With Ascot and Goodwood bearing down on race fans fast, John kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about some of his major contenders.