Ground concerns for Stradivarius at Ascot

Ground conditions will determine following month if Stradivarius defends his Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup title at Ascot.
Trainer John Gosden gets stressed the five-year-old will just lineup at the Group 2 contest on October 19 in the event the ground is not overly soft.
Sea The Stars’ boy procured another Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million bonus out last time when adding in the Lonsdale Cup in York to victories at the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup and also Goodwood Cup.
Gosden said:”I’d feel that Champions Day is rather probable.
“When we got a great deal of rain and it did go heavy, that are the one thing that would likely stop us working out.
“He’s a fantastic action and he is probably happiest along with the ground. The good to gentle and softish ground was managed by him, but I would be worried about heavy ground.
Having noticed his winning sequence is extended by Stradivarius to nine on the Knavesmire on his most recent start, that the talented stayer is reported by Gosden.
Gosden added:”He’s in tremendous form because the race. He having a shout and is currently bucking and playing out.
“He always lets you know when he’s about. For just a little man he makes a whole great deal of noise”
Looking past Qipco British Champions’ Day, also the Newmarket handler insists that a decision if Stradivarius remains in training next year will be drawn up by his owner Bjorn Nielsen.
Gosden included:”It’s very much up to Mr Nielsen if he wants to keep him in practice next year and that I will leave that entirely to him.
“The horse will be vociferous to tell us what he thinks.”

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