Dawn Approach recovers from illness in time for QEII Stakes

 

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.”

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