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Gosden mulls Top George run

John Gosden has said there is a "strong possibility" that his impressive Royal Ascot winner Eagle Top will be supplemented for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 26.

The lightly-raced three-year-old showed an electric turn of foot to win the King Edward VII Stakes last month and could return to the venue for the race sponsored by Qipco British Champions Series.

Supplementing a three-year-old for the open-age mid-season highlight would not be a first for Gosden, who made the same move after Nathaniel won the corresponding race at the Royal meeting in 2011 and he went on to beat Workforce in the King George.

"He worked well on Saturday," Gosden told The Times.

"It costs 75,000 to supplement, so you have to be pretty sure of yourself, but we can leave it another week. It's a strong possibility."

Gosden also confirmed that his unbeaten Investec Oaks winner Taghrooda would aim to follow up her Epsom win in the Irish equivalent on July 19 at the Curragh.

"She might as well stay against the fillies while she can," he said.