Tag team delighted by recovery

  • Last Updated: June 10 2014, 9:56 BST

John Gosden is delighted with the way Taghrooda has come out of her win in the Investec Oaks last week.

Taghrooda has taken her Oaks win in her stride
Taghrooda has taken her Oaks win in her stride

The filly maintained her unbeaten record in fine style, spreadeagling the opposition and providing her sire, Sea The Stars, with a first Classic win in the process.

Gosden feels she has inherited plenty of her father's traits, as well as a lot of his ability, and believes his laid-back nature is evident in this filly.

"She's fine, she's been out for a canter since and I'm very happy with her," the Clarehaven handler told At The Races.

"It went picture perfect - we had the draw, sat in fifth or sixth one off the fence coming down the hill. She did get a nasty bump which put her on to the wrong leg, but he (Paul Hanagan) gathered her up, that just made her keen for a stride or two.

"Her recovery has been good. She's a lot like her father. I remember seeing him both at York and in the Irish Champion and both of those winner's enclosures are on grass and both times Mick Kinane jumped off and he put his head down and started grazing.

"That is pretty amazing after winning a mile-and-a-quarter Group One. I trained his father, Cape Cross, and he was similarly laid back which for a Green Desert was pretty unusual."