Middleham-based Johnston is the joint winning-most trainer in the Rose Of Lancaster's history, with three victories (2004 Mister Monet, 2009 Jukebox Jury and 2017 Frankuus), while Gosden has enjoyed two successes (Knifebox
1993 and Royal Artillery 2012).
The Group 2-winning son of Danehill Dancer supplied a colt out of a sister to Knifebox
, who cost Derryluskin Stud EUR17,500.
Problems the team faced included the late withdrawal of two senior chefs, a ferry strike that delayed a lorry carrying the team's food and equipment and the delayed arrival of chef Chris Owen from the Castle Hotel, Conwy, whose passport was mistakenly put inside his knifebox
on the team lorry.
It also included the delayed arrival of chef Chris Owen from the Castle Hotel, Conwy whose passport was mistakenly put inside his knifebox
on the team lorry.
THINGSare looking good for the Brits when John Gosden's Knifebox
(M Roberts) cuts through the field in the Prix Dollar and Hannon's Assessor (J Reid) strolls away with the Prix du Kadran.
While better known as a sire of fillies, Diesis also sired a raft of top-class horses, including Halling, who won back-to-back runnings of both the Eclipse Stakes and Juddmonte International, Eclipse Stakes winner Elmaamul and Prix de l'Abbaye victor Knifebox
JOHN Gosden's Knifebox
(M Roberts) looks nailed on for the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock and so it proves.
Sharp as a knifebox
, and poor Burns suffered multiple puncture wounds as the hot air rushed out of him.
In addition to his trio of Oaks winners, he will be remembered for such high-class performers as Docksider, Elmaamul, Halling, Husband, Knifebox
, Magistretti, Storm Trooper and Three Valleys.
Other Group/Grade 1 winners since 1989 From Stanley House: Keen Hunter (1991 Prix de l'Abbaye) Mashaallah (1992 Gran Premio di Milano, Grosser Preis von Baden), Wolfhound (1992 Prix de la Foret, 1993 Haydock Sprint Cup), Muhtarram (1993 Irish Champion Stakes, 1994 Premio Presidente della Repubblica), Prophecy (1993 Cheveley Park Stakes), Knifebox
(1993 Premio Roma), Tinners Way (1994 Pacific Classic), Flemensfirth (1995 Prix Lupin, 1996 Premio Roma), Torrential (1995 Prix Jean Prat), Lord of Men (1995 Prix de la Salamandre), Ryafan (1996 Prix Marcel Boussac), Shantou (1996 Gran Premio del Jockey Club, 1997 Gran Premio di Milano).
(John Gosden/Pat Eddery) leads them home from Alhijaz (John Dunlop/ Willie Carson).
lThe Union flag waves high above the statue of Gladiateur at Longchamp as Assessor (Richard Hannon/ John Reid) wins the Prix du Cadran and Knifebox
(John Gosden/Michael Roberts) lands the Prix Dollar.