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John Gosden has every faith that being on a racecourse will prove to be a “great deal safer than going to the petrol station or the supermarket” should racing be able to resume as hoped on June 1.

Racing has been suspended in Britain since the fixtures at Wetherby and Taunton on March 17 – and on Monday the government announced there would be no professional sport, even behind closed doors, in England until at least June 1, dashing hopes for a potential return this month.

The publication of the government’s road map for exiting the lockdown, imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus, set out the conditions under which various activities can be safely carried out.

Step two of the road map, which cannot begin any earlier than June 1, includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact”.

Racing’s industry leaders have outlined their commitment to plan for that date.

Asked if there was disappointment at the further delay or relief at a target date for resumption, Gosden told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Gosden said: “The second – very much relief that we know where we are going. Step two said June 1, that sports can occur behind closed doors from that date onwards, and we can be absolutely ready.

“Our horses have been training throughout the spring in this lovely weather, they’re fit and ready to run.

“In Newmarket we have had 2500 horses training every day, socially distanced, and the great thing about our sport is it’s non contact.”

On the subject of how comfortable he would feel with his staff going racing, the champion trainer, whose string includes the brilliant Enable, said: “Very comfortable, because I’ve seen all the factors being put in and every restriction and I’d be very comfortable – I think it will be a great deal safer than going to the petrol station or the supermarket.

“There will be no crowds and who knows when that will occur, this is a disease that might rumble on. It’s not an easy one and we might be in this situation for months, we don’t know, but as long as we can race and do our bit for the economy.”

 
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