The Mike De Kock trained David Livingston looked dangerous and moved into contention in Sunday’s Gr 2 Bosphorus Cup over 2400m in Turkey. He was outpaced though in a driving finish and beaten just out of the placings into fifth – under two lengths behind Godolphin’s Lost In The Moment.
The six year old entire Lost In The Moment powered through late and impressively to win the Gr2 International Bosphorus Cup at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse on Sunday.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained runner came from last under a well- judged Mickael Barzalona ride in a field that boasted a strong international contingent. Three nations lined up alongside the local contenders and it was Barzalona’s third win on Lost In The Moment.
The consistent runner had made the frame in all three of his appearances this year.
He had stayed on strongly to take third behind stable companion Royal Empire in the Gr 3 Betfred TV Geoffrey Freer Stakes over 2700m in mid August.
And on the same day that Avontuur’s sensational Oratorio had sired yet another international stakes winner, when the 4yo filly Sciolina had won the Listed Premio Pietro Bessero in Milan, he achieved a commendable fourth place in this event in Turkey.
His 4yo son Talip Han ran an excellent fourth behind Lost In The Moment.
Talip Han had won the 62nd Gr1 Prime Ministry Stakes run over 2000m at the same track by two lengths on 28 July under jockey Selim Kaya.
He has registered two Gr1 victories in four wins from his 12 starts.
De Kock’s David Livingston had won the Gr3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes over 2100m at Haydock last month. This was not his run and he will bounce back.