Stradivarius delivered an exceptional performance to land the Yorkshire Cup today.
STRADIVARIUS blew away the field to win the Yorkshire Cup and as a result, John Gosden’s four-year-old has shortened from 11/2 into 5/2 to win the Ascot Gold Cup.
Under a patient ride from Frankie Dettori, Stradivarius cruised past his opponents and won comfortably by around four lengths, which could have easily been more.
The only horse in the market which is now above Gosden’s superstar is Order Of St George, who beat him in the Leger last year by a length.
However, the manner of Stradivarius’ return saw the bookies slashing their prices, clearly seeing him as a huge threat to prevail at Ascot.
“He’s a star,” Dettori said after the race. “It’s very rare you get a stayer with a turn of foot, but that is what he has got. It’s a deadly combination.”
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “Dettori clearly knew that Stradivarius could turn it on when called upon and he looks a real threat to Order Of St George in the Gold Cup. His preparation clearly couldn’t have gone much better and it will be an interesting battle at Ascot.