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King wont go for gold with Trueshan unless it rains

Leading Gold Cup hope Trueshan will likely be re-routed to the Northumberland Plate in Newcastle except rain arrives at Ascot.

The Alan King-trained five-year-old is 8-1 third favorite for the centrepiece of the royal assembly and is the highest-profile journey there for Hollie Doyle.

Doyle and Trueshan received the Long Distance Cup at Ascot on British Champions Day in October. But Trueshan, who was second to Japan within the Ormonde Stakes at Chester final month on his first run of the season, has by no means raced on floor faster than Good. Parts of the observe are already good to agency and watering has began with a largely dry forecast for the week.

Hollie Doyle rode Trueshan to victory Qipco British Champions Long distance cup last year

Hollie Doyle rode Trueshan to victory Qipco British Champions Long distance cup last year

 Hollie Doyle rode Trueshan to victory Qipco British Champions Long distance cup final 12 months

King mentioned: ‘We’re going to wish a thunderstorm. We will declare him to run on Tuesday however we would like rain. It is unpredictable. Epsom obtained rain on Oaks day final week when it wasn’t forecast however Trueshan wouldn’t be risked on good to agency floor.’

Trueshan must shoulder high weight of 10st 4lb within the Northumberland Plate on June 26. King added: ‘It is a really sturdy chance he would go there. He is able to run and he has received on an all-weather observe earlier than.’

Aidan O’Brien has added Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Empress Josephine to the line-up for Friday’s Coronation Stakes.

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