Dawn Approach recovers from illness in time for QEII Stakes
Monday 09 September 2013
Dawn Approach is fully recovered from last month’s setback and on course for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, his trainer Jim Bolger said on Sunday.
The 2000 Guineas winner scoped badly after finishing fifth to Moonlight Cloud in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on 11 August but is now pleasing Bolger and is on target for the Group One race over a mile at Ascot on 19 October.
“All’s been well since about 10 days ago and he’s at the top of his game at the moment, so we’ll start getting him ready for Ascot shortly,” the County Carlow trainer said.
“They can’t run well with mucus. He was scoped two days before the race and he was clean and the day after the race he wasn’t.
“It’s reasonable to assume that he had mucus when he was running and that would account for his run.”
John Gosden will study each major two-year-old race before deciding where to pitch his exciting prospect Kingman next.
The two-year-old, owned by Khalid Abdullah, is ante-post favourite for the 2000 Guineas thanks to an easy win on his debut at Newmarket followed by an emphatic victory in the Group Three Solario Stakes at Sandown. Kingman is now set to step up to Group One company before going into his winter quarters.
“He came out of it very well. He did it nicely and quickened up well off no pace and looked about in front. We’re happy,” said Gosden.
“We’ll just see where we go next. We’ve got the Jean-Luc Lagerdere, the Dewhurst and all those races. We’ll look at them one at a time.”
Meanwhile, Ralph Beckett is keen to let Talent have the chance of further Classic glory in the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. The Kimpton trainer revealed he had to give the Investec Oaks winner a racecourse gallop at Kempton in preparation.
“She worked at Kempton on Friday because the grass gallop at home is very dry and therefore very quick, so we haven’t been able to get on the grass,” Beckett said. “She’s in good nick and I’m hoping we’ll be able to run. I’ll see how we are early in the week and we’ll plan away from there. I’d like to run her.”
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger set to cancel moves for Sami Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin in favour of Jack Wilshere - reports
Wilfried Zaha grabs rare opportunity to impress new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Calum Chambers joins Arsenal: New £16m signing put through Arsenal initiation as he sings The Kooks in front of team-mates
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Seydou Keita refuses Pepe handshake before throwing water bottle prior to Roma vs Real Madrid match
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
£30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly reputable software house is looking ...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits: Progressive Recruitment: SAP PROJECT MAN...
£50000 per annum + benefits: Progressive Recruitment: A unique and rare opport...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Secretary (Sales Team Support) - Mat...