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Gosden Confident With Golden Horn
John Gosden has sounded an ominous warning to Golden Horn's rivals saying the unbeaten Derby and Eclipse winner is better than ever ahead of Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, reports Sky Sports. The son of Cape Cross will bid to become the first Derby winner since Galileo in 2001 to win the King George when he takes on ten rivals in Ascot's midsummer showpiece. "He's fine and I'm very pleased with him. He's taken the Eclipse very well," Gosden said. "We always thought he was a good, proper horse, but he just seems that much more streetwise, harder and tougher now." He added: "He's filled out since the Eclipse and his weight is back where I wanted. We're not being faint-hearted with him. We're trying to go the tough route." Gosden is also likely to be represented by Romsdal and last year's King George fourth, Eagle Top, and he says the latter should not be underestimated. "The heat got to him in last year's race and then he sustained a little injury that kept him out," said Gosden. "Don't underestimate him as if there are any cracks in Golden Horn's armour, then he could well find them."