Tag recovering from King George

  • Last Updated: July 29 2014, 17:41 BST

Taghrooda is reported to be recovering from the physical effects of her brilliant victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Taghrooda winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Taghrooda winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

John Gosden's charge suffered a few minor cuts and bruises when becoming only the second filly after Pawneese in 1976 to win that race and the Oaks in the same season.

Her appearance was down to owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, who took the brave call to bypass the Darley Irish Oaks and take on the colts and older horses, including his Coral-Eclipse winner Mukhadram.

"Sheikh Hamdan was obviously thrilled. It was a big call of his as everybody said and I think he will have got a lot of satisfaction from being proved right and she's proved herself well out of the ordinary, so it's lovely for everybody," his racing manager, Angus Gold, told Channel 4 Racing.

"Sheikh Hamdan's policy has always been, bar the odd one, to retire three-year-old fillies at the end of their year.

"With a filly like this you've won a Classic, you've won a King George in his view she will not have a lot left to prove so he'd rather she was breeding in the paddocks.

"As far as I known John (Gosden) is happy with her. She's got a few nicks and bruises, nothing that a bit of time won't heal."