Trainer John Gosden has confirmed Stradivarius will return at either Ascot or York next month.
Stradivarius was in hugely impressive form last year, picking up victories at Beverley, Ascot and Goodwood before recording back-to-back third-place finishes at Doncaster and Ascot again.
The four-year-old chestnut colt, who is the son of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, Sea The Stars, has not been seen since October last year but is nearing a return to action.
Gosden has now revealed his charge will compete in either Ascot’s Sagaro Stakes on May 2 or the Yorkshire Cup on May 18, with a decision set to be made with the owner over the coming days.
“I’m just going to talk to the owner about him, ” he said. “It is either the Sagaro Stakes or the Yorkshire Cup. It will be one or the other and we will make a decision over the weekend.”