Gold Cup glory for Teofilo

Subjectivist runs out the impressive winner of the Royal Ascot showpiece

Teofilo’s progressive four-year-old son Subjectivist announced himself as a staying superstar in truly magnificent fashion on Thursday, 17 June when storming to victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

Settled just behind the early leader under Joe Fanning, Subjectivist was content to bowl along in second until approaching the four-furlong marker. Taking the lead before entering the home straight, the four-year-old could not have been more impressive once asked to quicken, cruising clear to eventually win by five lengths and provide his trainer Mark Johnston with a fourth winner of the time-honoured race.

Subjectivist won once and was Listed placed at two, before reappearing at this meeting last year with a third in the King George V Stakes. He went on to win the Listed Glasgow Stakes and the G3 March Stakes, before adding a first G1 victory to his record in the Prix Royal-Oak.

Earlier this year, he put up arguably his most impressive performance yet, leading from pillar to post to take the G2 Dubai Gold Cup by almost six lengths.

Subjectivist was bred by Mascalls Stud and is out of the Listed-placed Danehill Dancer mare Reckoning, also dam of G2 Jockey Club Stakes winner and G1 St Leger second Sir Ron Priestley. They are from the family of G1 Gran Criterium winner Sholokov and the extended family of fellow G1 winners Soldier Of Fortune, Intense Focus and Skitter Skatter.

Subjectivist is one of 21 G1 winners for Teofilo, who sired no fewer than six top-flight winners in 2020 – a figure that can only be bettered by his own sire Galileo.