Gold Cup Defence For Subjectivist as Sir Ron Priestley Retired

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Dual Group 1 winner Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), who was injured in training in July, is aiming for a title defence of the G1 Gold Cup in June. The 4-year-old won the G1 Prix Royal-Oak, G2 Dubai Gold Cup and Gold Cup in succession before his plans were derailed for the season.

“Subjectivist is still here at Kingsley Park and there are no immediate plans for retirement,” said trainer Mark Johnston. “It is well publicised that an injury came to light soon after he won this year's Ascot Gold Cup and there is no doubt that that injury is career threatening but, in the absence of a suitable job at stud, we will make an attempt to bring him back for the Royal meeting next year.

“As the clock ticks by towards the 2022 covering season it looks likely that he will still be here in the New Year and returning to training.”

Regarding Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}–Reckoning {GB}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}), who won both the G2 Princess of Wales's S. and G2 Jockey Club S. this year besides running second in the 2019 G1 St. Leger and third in the 2021 G1 Goodwood Cup S., Johnston added, “His three-parts brother, Sir Ron Priestley, on the other hand, will definitely be retired. He is also currently still with us but it is hoped that he will shortly be departing for France where he will take up stud duties.”

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