Rostropovich finished 2nd in the King Edward VII Stakes (GR2) at Royal Ascot and followed this up when beaten half a length in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Darby.  Already a winner of the Futurity Stakes (GR2) as a 2YO he went to post in this GR3 race as an even money favourite.  He did not disappoint his followers, winning with a bit in hand.  He has now brought his total earnings to over €600,000 and must be well deserving of a GR1 victory.

Rostroprovich sister by Gallileo has her first yearling filly by Fastnet Rock selling at Newmarket Book One on October 9th.