The Newmarket Gold Season was launched at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Tuesday and with 13 Group 1 winners so far this term it was the perfect stage for John Gosden to unveil some of his own plans for an ultra-busy period ahead.
Five more Group 1 races will be up for grabs at Newmarket in the next four weekends on the Rowley Mile and a race programme that is worth £4.2 million.
Gosden, who won the St Leger at Doncaster with Logician on Saturday and the Prix Vermielle on Sunday with Star Catcher is clearly on the same crest of the wave as his number one chosen jockey Frankie Dettori.
Gosden quipped: “We’ve done well but we won’t catch up with the jockey though! – we’ve being travelling an awful lot with the Yorks, Chesters, Ascots and everything in England, Ireland and France and America for the Sales.”
“So the time you come home everyone says great you’ve come home but actually it’s a tough time of year as your training horses in the morning then have the Sales – we have over 500 hundred to look at in Tattersalls Book 1 and the racing too.
“You have to look at all these yearlings and once you’ve gone through that you’ve got Arc weekend and Goffs.
“You then have all this amazing race in the middle of it and I’ve been looking forward to the Middle Park and the Cheveley Park and then you roll into Book 2 which is a fantastic sale with great depth and this is where you can find some value and some really lovely horses come out of it and everybody is there for it.”
John kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about some of his stars that could light up the autumn campaign.