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Simcock confident of the road Ahead

David Simcock is eyeing further Group One prizes for Dream Ahead after he blew away the opposition in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville.

The youngster created a favourable impression when making a winning racecourse debut at Nottingham last month, but even Simcock admitted it was a huge leap of faith to step the colt up to Group One company.

The 8/1 chance travelled strongly throughout the six-furlong contest and moved up stylishly to challenge at the furlong marker.

Once given the hurry-up by William Buick, who guided Debussy to win the Arlington Million in Chicago less than 24 hours earlier, Dream Ahead quickly put the race to bed and passed the post comfortably ahead of Tin Horse.

"It was a very good performance and he was very professional," said Simcock. "He has plenty of ability and plenty of speed, he did it very nicely -- it was cosy in the end.

"He's always shown us he's got plenty of ability. We probably took the brave route coming here after just one run, but we talked about it on Monday and decided we'd have a go.

"We'll see how he is, but I would say we'll look at the Middle Park Stakes and the Dewhurst. That's for further down the line, though."

Paddy Power introduced Dream Ahead into next year's 2000 Guineas betting at 16/1.

Connections of Sariska are still debating their next move after the filly refused to race at York last week.

Last year's dual Classic winner entered the stalls as the 85/40 favourite for the Yorkshire Oaks but planted herself on the Knavesmire when the gates opened.

Previously a winner at York on her seasonal bow and runner-up to Fame And Glory in the Coronation Cup, the four-year-old is a "little quirky" according to trainer Michael Bell.

He has not drawn stumps with the filly yet and is planning to discuss the possibilities for Sariska with owner Lady Bamford when he returns from a trip to the States.

"I'm in America until Monday, so we will be discussing the plan when I get back," Bell said. "The filly is still in training, she has been cantering away and is absolutely fine.

"I spoke to Lady Bamford after the race and it was the intention to run again, but I'll obviously talk to her again when I get back."

Sole Power is reported to be in rude health following his shock win in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday.

With his only two previous visits to the winner's enclosure coming on the all-weather at Dundalk, Edward Lynam's gelding was sent off at 100/1 on the Knavesmire, but he belied his huge odds with a stylish victory.

A trip to France could be next on the three-year-old's agenda, but Lynam would not be concerned if his pride and joy does not see the racecourse again this season.

"Sole Power has come out of the race brilliant and it's as if he'd been out for a dance! He's in great form and very well," said Lynam. "The Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp is the only target for him and that's if they get a bit of good ground.

"If it comes up soft, he won't run and we'll wait until next year with his long-term future in mind.

"I would categorically rule him out of this year's Hong Kong Sprint and the Breeders' Cup Sprint and races like that because he is still only a three-year-old.

"But I'd be thinking of those sort of races definitely the following year as well as Dubai at some point."