Mishriff In Form Of His Life Ahead Of Champion Stakes Run


John Gosden's Mishriff has been exceptional this season and her next target looks to be the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot next month and ahead of it the handler reports him to be in the form of his life.

The three year old has exceeded expectations this term being unbeaten on all three of his starts to date, starting in the Listed Newmarket Stakes where he saw off his highly touted stablemate Waldkonig.

He then stepped up to the French Derby at Chantilly and he landed the event in fine style, pulling away from a talented field to take the first Group One of his career.

Gosden went with the approach that if its not broke, don't fix it and he sent him back to France for the Group Two Prix Guillaume daEUR and although only a small field took to post he landed the spoils nicely.

The yard and his connections are dreaming of more big race glory with options of supplementing him for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but it does look like he will head to Ascot on October 17th.

Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal said: “He’s bouncing, he’s going well and he’s waiting for his date at Ascot.

“John (Gosden) and the Prince made a decision and that’s where we’re going. We’ve just got to find out what we’re racing against.

“It will be exciting. It will be nice to compete in another race in England and see what he’s made of.

“At the moment he’s showing a nice turn of foot which they are not always blessed with. Let’s hope he can keep doing that when it’s needed.”