Hardwicke Stakes runner-up Nagano Gold will have the Group 2 after signing off for the present campaign with an unsuccessful tilt in the Prix de lArc de Triomphe, as a target in 2020.
Put up a great performance when going down by half a length to Group One winner Defoe at the Royal meeting.
He had to settle for eighth position behind Waldgeist and was unable to repeat that effort from sticky conditions in ParisLongchamp.
The Sixties Icon whole is likely to be put away for the wintermonths, but will race on year.
The horse is OK following the race. It wasnt an easy race . Probably the ground has been too soft , said Tomas Janda, racing manager to owner-trainer Vaclav Juka Jr..
Wed expect for a better location, but the jockey confirmed the ground has been too much for him.
Hell probably not run again this year. So well create plans for the next year during the winter, but he remains in training although Theres absolutely no appropriate race .
The Hardwicke Stakes is very probable. Ascot suits him. It is a fantastic race, it had been everything, great atmosphere.
We really enjoyed it, so I can imagine there is a really large probability that he will return for that race. He was a bit unfortunate not to win this year.
Thats the likely race. The Gold Cup is still an extreme space, although Hell remain maybe.
I believe Ascot is likely for next year, with him also running in France and maybe attempting one or two races in England. There are choices.
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