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Gosden: Without Parole triumphed in St James's Palace despite losing shoe

Without Parole and Frankie Dettori win the St James's Palace Stakes
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Without Parole did particularly well to justify favouritism in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, his trainer John Gosden has indicated.

The colt, owned and bred by John and Tanya Gunther, the breeders of Triple Crown hero Justify, prevailed by half a length over Gustav Klimt in his first crack at a Group 1, to take his unbeaten record to four.

He quickened up well over a furlong out under Frankie Dettori, seeming to win with a bit in hand.

But on Wednesday morning his trainer Gosden revealed: "Without Parole came back from the St James's Palace Stakes with a cut on his leg after a rival struck into him at the end of the first furlong and pulled off one of his hind shoes.

"Thankfully it was a back one as if it had been a front one it could have been a different story. He's fine this morning but did well to win as he did all things considered."

The Qatar Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois were among the possible targets mentioned by Gosden after Tuesday's triumph.


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If it had been a front one it could have been a different story. He's fine this morning but did well to win as he did all things considered

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