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Subjectivist did well to finish as close as he did in the King George V Handicap. Fast away from his outside draw, Ryan Moore took him back in the field in order to try to get in, but he was caught out wide the whole way. Four wide around the first turn, he was wide and keen down the side of the track. He travelled well around the outside though into the home straight, and he found plenty for pressure. Even when runner-up Kipps came past him on his outside, he kept on bravely, and that was after recovering his momentum after he was slightly checked by Arthurian Fable.

It was a fine run by Mark Johnston’s horse. He kept on well for one who had probably expended plenty of energy early on. He won just once last year as a juvenile, but, by Teofilo and a three-parts brother to Sir Ron Priestly, it was always likely that he would progress for a step up in trip. This was his seasonal debut and his first run over a mile and a half, so he should improve for it. He could also improve for a step up to a mile and six furlongs, the distance over which his brother won the Group 3 March Stakes and a good Haydock handicap.

Ascot, 17th June 2020