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Subjectivist didn’t have the fastest start to his career, but when his talent eventually shone through it shone through in a big way.
As a two and three year-old, the Mark Johnston trained colt weaved his way through handicap company with some impressive performances along the way. His first real major victory cam in August 2020 at Goodwood in the Group 3 March Stakes over 1m 6f. He won that race by 15 lengths and everyone could see the talent on display.
A tilt at British Classic glory soon followed in September for the St Leger at Doncaster, but he found the jump in grade too much on that occasion, finishing 7th.
His second attempt at Group 1 glory was not a step too far though, securing the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp in comfortable fashion.
Subjectivist started his four-year-old career out in Dubai and started where he left off with a runaway win in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup. It was at this point connections mapped a route through the UK’s leading staying races.
His first Series win didn’t take long to arrive, breaking Stradivarius fans’ hearts in the Ascot Gold Cup where he was a worthy winner on the day. Unbelievably, it was his trainer Mark Johnston’s first Series winner despite 16 seconds since the Series began. He was also bagging a third Group 1 for veteran jockey, Joe Fanning.