If a week ago we'd told you that our horse of the week at Royal Ascot 2021 was going to come from the Gold Cup, you'd have presumed we were about to be singing the praises of Stradivarius. However, sometimes scripts are there to be scrapped and there's one thing for sure and that's that Subjectivist didn't get the memo.
Heading into the race off the back of Group 1 victory in France and then Group 2 victory at Meydan, the Mark Johnston charge was ridden prominently for a large majority of the race before making a sensational move on the home turn which saw him take up a 10 length lead into the straight and he never gave it up to win by five lengths in rather comfortable fashion under an outstanding ride from Joe Fanning.
The red hot fav Stradivarius had simply no answer for it and he could only manage fourth.
He's now opened up as the 6/4 favourite for the Goodwood Cup with that looking likely to be his next destination with a rematch with Stradivarius looking extremely likely.