owner Andrew Gemmell delighted with Trueshan Goodwood Cup victory | Race News
Prominent owner Andrew Gemmell is still on cloud nine after Trueshan gave him another big race success at the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup last week.
Gemmell, who has been blind since birth, is best known as the sole owner of Emma Lavelle’s first class rider, Paisley Park, who brought down the house at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival when the Stayers’ Hurdle landed.
But he has also been involved in several flat horses, including buying shares in Ed Dunlop’s Trip To Paris after winning the 2015 Ascot Gold Cup and then traveling to Australia to see him finish second in the Caulfield. Cup later that year.
Gemmell, who has experienced some of the world’s greatest sporting opportunities after traveling the world following English cricketers, attended the Australian Open and competing in the Melbourne Cup and Kentucky Derby, admits the victory at Goodwood was pretty special.
He said: “I couldn’t believe it – it was awesome.
“The exit of Stradivarius and Spanish Mission increased the pressure considerably, but it was a wonderful day.
“The Cheltenham Festival and the Glorious Goodwood are two big festivals and winning a Goodwood Cup was just fantastic.
“I had a second in the Caulfield Cup with Trip To Paris, but it would be my biggest winner on the flat.”
Gemmell and other members of the Singula Partnership who own the five-year-old Alan King formed are now eager to bid for further honors in York or Doncaster.
“Forward to the Lonsdale Cup or the Doncaster Cup, hopefully,” added Gemmell.
“The pitch will be important, of course. I think he can go on a good pitch, but if there is some firmness, he won’t show up.
“It was great for him to win the other day after missing the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Unfortunately, the weather plotted us against us – the rain fell in the last race on Thursday, which didn’t bother us. served for nothing.
“If the Gold Cup had been on Friday, we would have been there with a loud cry.”
Gemmell also provided an upbeat report on Paisley Park, who finished third as they attempted to regain their crown in the Stayers’ Hurdle in March before being arrested at Aintree.
He said: “Paisley is back (in training) and I’m also looking forward to the jump season. I still think with the jumpers it’s like seeing a lot of your old comrades come back.
“I think Aintree just came a little too early after Cheltenham and the course didn’t quite suit him.
“Everything is great with the horse. We will see what we do this season. I think we will take the same path.”