Owen Burrows is tempted to target Wadilsafa at Ascot’s Summer Mile subsequent month following an excellent effort at York on his brand new begin.
The son of Frankel flopped when final of 8 to Zaaki at Ascot in early May on his first start on the grounds that are triumphing at Sandown in September, however, turned in a more encouraging show as he failed with the aid of just a duration and 1 / 4 to offer 14lb to Happy Power inside the Listed Ganton Stakes.
Burrows already has a watch on a probable return to York for the Group three Strensall Stakes in August, over the intermediate experience of nine furlongs.
“He ran nicely at York. I was thrilled with him. That became plenty more like himself,” said the Lambourn trainer.
“We are tempted to step him up in ride; however, I don’t know whether or not it’ll be on his next begin.
“There’s a Listed race at Sandown (July 6), which is feasible, but I’ve usually fancied going to Ascot for the Summer Mile.”
Plans continue to be fluid; however Wadilsafa’s program seems to revolve around three dates.
“I’ll have a talk with the crew, and we will move from there,” added Burrows.
“He may go to Ascot for that, after which step up in trip after for the Strensall at York over a mile and one.
“He may fit to Ascot after which go to York, or we might provide him an entry inside the Sandown race. That’s a Listed race and is towards the 3-yr-olds.
“We were giving a stone almost at York ultimate time below a penalty, that’s quite difficult to do.”Cleonte may take on champion stayer Stradivarius within the Goodwood Cup following his victory within the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The Andrew Balding-educated six-yr-antique bounced lower back to take the 2-mile-five-and-a 1/2-furlong marathon, after failing to deal with checking out conditions within the Chester Cup.
The win became a first on the five-day assembly for owners King Power Racing, who had continued numerous close to misses.
“We’d hit the crossbar all week, so it becomes beautiful to get their first one over the road,” said King Power’s bloodstock supervisor, Alistair Donald.
“He’s been an enhancing horse, and I think they (proprietors) had a massive thrill from it, so hopefully it becomes the first of many extras.”
Third inside the Cesarewitch on his very last start in 2018, Cleonte also completed an excellent 1/3 to Dee Ex Be in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot on his reappearance.
Donald said: “He may additionally nicely go to the Goodwood Cup. He nevertheless appears to be enhancing. The proprietors like runners at Goodwood, and he is a horse who may want to run into a place in that race.
“That go for a holiday at Ascot changed into stretching his restrict. I think he’s higher at miles.”
Both Stradivarius and Dee Ex Bee are possibles for Goodwood after filling the primary locations within the Gold Cup on the Royal meeting.