John Gosden Sending Two Over To Breeders Cup

Breeders Cup

Master trainer John Gosden will send two over to America next month for the Breeders Cup meeting with both Lord North and Mehdaayih likely to line up at Keeneland.

Lord North has been one of the most progressive horses on the the flat this term having last season been running in Handicaps and this year has stepped up to land fiercely contested Group Ones.

Consistency is something that this horse is known for, only finishing outside the top two once in his last seven events and recently showing his class in better races.

This term Lord North was unbeaten on his first two runs landing the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Haydock and off the back of that taking the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

He tried to step up again in the Juddmonte International but was outclassed by the whole field and again when running at Ascot in the British Champions Stakes last time out he was underwhelming in ground that went against him.

(Credit ATR) Lord North is only entered for the 12-furlong contest at the meeting and Gosden said: "We’re looking forward to running him, he worked nicely this morning with Frankie Dettori on him. The plane leaves Stansted on Friday.”

While Mehdaayih appears unlikely to run in the Filly & Mares contest, Gosden will still be represented by Terebellum, winner of the Group Two Dahlia Stakes back in June and a narrow second in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and she will be looking to get back to form in the US.

Gosden added: “Her best run was probably in the Queen Anne, when she went down a head to a very good colt that Aidan trains. She’s in top form, ready for this race and she’ll then be heading to the breeding sheds afterwards.”