Kingsgate Native set to retire

Dual -winning sprinter could have his swansong in the Conditions Stakes at on Tuesday evening.

may bow out at on Tuesday

Trainer Robert Cowell said the 11-year-old is likely to be retired if he convincingly fails to win the five-furlong dash on what will be his 59th career start.

The handler said: "'s run at on Tuesday is going to be his final race unless he bolts up.

"He seems in good form but he has been going a long time.

"He has given us some great days and has been a great servant for us."

After winning the 2007 Nunthorpe Stakes at as a maiden, when trained by John Best, the son of Mujadil captured his second, and only other top-level success the following June when successful in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal .

Retired at the end of 2008 to stand at stud, was returned to the track with trainer after it was discovered he had fertility issues.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned gelding was moved on to Cowell at the age of seven and has since added three further wins – the last in a Listed contest at in May 2015.

Cowell said: "He gets lots of messages from people asking about his well-being and I am sure he has given people a lot of fun throughout his career."

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