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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Godolphin approach for Dawn rewarded

GODOLPHIN have bought a majority share in Jim Bolger's unbeaten juvenile Dawn Approach, the ante-post favourite for next season's Qipco 2000 Guineas.

The son of Derby hero New Approach secured his fourth success from as many starts with a determined display in last week's Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dawn Approach will remain in training with Bolger for the rest of the campaign and race in Godolphin's colours.

A decision about his three-year-old career will not be made until "much later" in 2012.

Saddler's Rock is to be aimed at the Artemis Goodwood Cup following his fine effort in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last week. Trainer John Oxx reports the four-year-old to have taken his exertions at the Berkshire venue in his stride.

Last season's Doncaster Cup winner got going far too late on Thursday, yet was only beaten three-quarters of a length in third place behind the winner Colour Vision. Saddler's Rock will now be prepared for the Group Two showpiece over two miles at Glorious Goodwood on August 2.

Dazzling Susie is unlikely to run at the Galway Festival after her second wide-margin success over fences at Kilbeggan on Monday.

John Phelan's mare routed a decent field which included Cheltenham Festival winner Carlito Brigante.

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