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Posted 2024-06-25 12:17:28  
Gold Cup Rematch; City Of Troy Eyes Juddmonte

Ascot Gold Cup top two, Kyprios and Trawlerman, are set for a possible rematch next month, having been entered for the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup. Kyprios, who triumphed by a length over Trawlerman in an exhilarating finish to secure his second Gold Cup victory, might follow the same route as last year under trainer Aidan O'Brien, aiming for success at Glorious Goodwood.

John and Thady Gosden, who train Trawlerman, may also enter Sweet William and Gregory, who finished third and seventh in the Gold Cup, along with the Melbourne Cup-bound Middle Earth. Quickthorn, who dominated to win the Group 1 that headlines the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, is also among the 21 entries.

Sparkling Plenty, bought back for £8,100,000 by owner Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois at the Goffs London Sale last Monday, might make her British debut in the Qatar Nassau Stakes. The Prix de Diane heroine is one of 31 entries for the £600,000 Group 1 on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, joined by 1,000 Guineas winner Elmalka and Bluestocking, the favorite for Sunday's Cairn Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

Ralph Beckett has entered Bluestocking in the Juddmonte International at York, where she successfully reappeared in the Middleton Fillies' Stakes. Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Auguste Rodin is one of six Royal Ascot winners entered in the International, alongside Calandagan, Haatem, Isle Of Jura, Israr, and Jayarebe.

Derby one-two City Of Troy and Ambiente Friendly are among the 37 entries for the £1.25 million feature Group 1 on the opening day of the Ebor meeting in August. Economics, an impressive six-length winner of the Dante over course and distance last month, and Tattersalls Gold Cup winner White Birch are other notable potential participants. Oaks heroine Ezeliya is one of 33 fillies and mares entered in the Group 1 Pertemps Network Yorkshire Oaks the following day.

Bradsell, who hasn't raced since finishing seventh in the Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh in September, is among the 30 entries for the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes. The Archie Watson-trained four-year-old, who placed third in last year's Nunthorpe, could attempt to reverse the form with 28-1 winner Live In The Dream, defending his title for Adam West.

King Charles III winner Asfoora is entered for the Nunthorpe by Henry Dwyer, with the Australian sprinter expected to compete in the £500,000 five-furlong event during her extended stay in Britain. 

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