x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Positive tactics give Tamayuz glory

The trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune dominate the big meeting as they combine to win both the Group One races.

ASCOT // The trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune dominated yesterday's big meeting as they combined to win both the Group One races. The main event, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, was billed as a match between Henrythenavigator and Tamayuz and the pair had both beaten Gosden's representative Raven's Pass earlier in the season.

Fortune adopted more positive tactics on this occasion and his mount, owned by Princess Haya Of Jordan, repelled the challenge of Aidan O'Brien's Henrythenavigator by a length with the remainder a long way behind. "Horse, jockey and trainer finally got it right," Gosden said. "Things haven't always gone right for him and the only plan was to be handier. He will now go for the Breeders' Cup, either in the Mile or the Classic."

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