Gosden Talks Plans For Classic Winners

While G1 Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) stole the spotlight last weekend when running away with the G1 Coral-Eclipse, trainer John Gosden was busy Monday revealing plans for his 'other' 2015 Classic winners: G1 Irish Derby victor Jack Hobbs (GB) (Halling) and G1 Prix de Diane scorer Star of Seville (GB) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}).

Jack Hobbs, who emerged from the shadows of Golden Horn to take the Irish Derby June 27, has the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as his long-term goal, and Gosden said the Godolphin colorbearer could prep in France.

“He is having a short holiday now and is just trotting,” Gosden noted. “A race like the [G2] Prix Niel [Sept. 13] could be for him before the Arc. He is a Halling so if the ground is soft it should help him.”

Gosden said Star of Seville is set to be back in action at Glorious Goodwood Aug. 1.

“Star Of Seville will head for the Nassau,” he said. “She is in super form and is currently having a freshen up. They don't always handle the track at Goodwood as it can make them off-balance, but if she handles it she certainly has a chance.”

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