One of the millionaire Frankel yearlings sold in 2016, Rostropovich went into this race as a money on favourite and duly obliged. Though still very green and running around a bit when he hit the front he quickened nicely drawing away in the final fifty yards. His trainer suggest he will be at his best over longer distances and is a very smart 3YO in the making.
He is out of the outstanding mare Tyranny already the dam of three black type horses including the sire and G1 winner Zoffany. Tyranny is unfortunately dead and her final foal is a filly by Dubawi who is due to be sold at the Goffs Orby Sale in September.