Mostahdaf made essentially the most of getting his sights lowered when getting again on the successful path within the Chasemore Farm Fortune Stakes at Sandown.
Having made it three wins from as many begins within the Heron Stakes over the identical course and distance in Might, the son of Frankel was stepped as much as Group One stage for the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot – the place he beat just one rival residence.
Dropping again all the way down to Listed class for his newest task, John and Thady Gosden’s cost was the 7-4 favorite within the palms of Jim Crowley and in the end received the job accomplished in good fashion.
The keen-going Rhoscolyn was in there pitching as issues began to scorching up inside the ultimate two furlongs, with Mostahdaf travelling strongly and the favored Sir Busker produced along with his problem between the pair.
It was Escobar who emerged as the largest menace to Mostahdaf, nonetheless – and whereas the market chief carried his rival throughout the observe when coming beneath most stress, he was nicely on high as he handed the submit half a size in entrance.
Thady Gosden mentioned: “We have been more than happy with him, as a result of he has had a little bit of time without work. He hit a few ridges up the straight, however he dealt with the observe as that they had loads of rain right here yesterday. It was smooth sufficient for him, however his class received him by way of.
“He’s a pleasant horse for subsequent yr undoubtedly, however we are going to see how he comes out of the race and if we do something with him for the remainder of the season.”
Mostahdaf was finishing a double on the cardboard for the Gosden group following the sooner success of 2-1 shot Damaar and Robert Havlin within the Blandford Bloodstock Novice Stakes.
The Charlie Appleby-trained Goldspur earned quotes for subsequent yr’s Cazoo Derby at Epsom following his spectacular debut success within the Time Take a look at EBF Novice Stakes.
Despatched off the 2-1 favorite beneath James Doyle, the Dubawi colt seems destined for larger higher issues – judged on the way in which he stretched six and a half lengths clear.
“I used to be happy with that run,” mentioned Appleby.
“He’s a horse that has received loads of stamina in his pedigree, so he can be a mile-and-a-half horse for subsequent yr.
“Going ahead we are going to have a look at stepping him as much as a mile and 1 / 4 and level him at one thing just like the Zetland Stakes.
“I am more than happy that he’s an enormous margin winner, however smooth floor has come into play for him there.”