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Stradivarius in 'great form' for Goodwood

29th July 2019, 11:16 by Craig Smithson

Stradivarius is in "great form" and "enjoying life" ahead of Tuesday's Qatar Goodwood Cup hat-trick bid, John Gosden has confirmed.

The five-year-old is in a strong run of form with seven successive wins, including a second victory in last month's Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

Stradivarius is now expected to emulate the Mark Johnston-trained Double Trigger by winning the two-mile race for a third time this week.

He will face eight rivals at Goodwood, but Gosden is feeling positive despite the weight disadvantage.

He told Racing TV: "Obviously he carries a lot more weight here as the three-year-olds come into the race and they're getting a lot of weight - we know about that as he won it as a three-year-old.

"He's in great form and looks to be really enjoying life at the moment, so let's hope it goes well for him on Tuesday."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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