G2 glory for Dylan Thomas 3yo, G1 target next

Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) winning the G2 Premio Federico Tesio in Milan

Italian Derby hero Dylan Mouth (3c Dylan Thomas-Cottonmouth, by Noverre) bounced back from a disappointing run at Royal Ascot to take the G2 Premio Federico Tesio in Milan on Sunday.

The son of Dylan Thomas is unbeaten in Italy and continued that record as he powered home three lengths clear of the 2013 Italian Derby victor Biz The Nurse.

The Stefano Botti-trained Dylan Mouth had finished down the field in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and winning rider Fabio Branca felt his mount had had no luck that day.

“Dylan Mouth was very unlucky at Royal Ascot, where he had a terrible trip,” Branca told TDN. “Today he proved that he is a strong colt and stays well. The G1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club is an obvious target and he will improve a lot.”

Dylan Mouth, who races for Scuderia Effevi, was bred by Azienda Agricola Mariano out of the G3 winner Cottonmouth, who had a two-year-old winner on the same Sunday card when Promissory Note (2f Rock of Gibraltar-Cottonmouth, by Noverre) was successful.

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