Alan King keeping wary eye on Trueshan rivals ahead of Royal Ascot | Racing News

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Trueshan’s trainer Alan King was an interested bystander as Stradivarius took his third Yorkshire Cup on Friday and is keeping a wary eye on the opposition ahead of his bid for the Ascot Gold Cup.

John and Thady Gosden seek a fourth Gold Cup with the gallant Stradivarius, who was cut to 3-1 joint-favourite by Coral for the feature two-and-a-half-mile event at the Royal meeting, joining dual Group One winner Trueshan at the head of the market.

Last season’s Prix du Cadran winner was a Knavesmire absentee because of the fast conditions, as eight-year-old entire Stradivarius galloped to into the history books, winning an 18th European Group race and surpassing Cirrus Des Aigles.

Stradivarius was not the only stayer to have piqued King’s interest on Friday, with Adian O’Brien’s Kyprios powering to a 14-length victory in the mile-and-three-quarter Saval Beg…

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