Dylan Thomas’s brilliant son Dylan Mouth (5h Dylan Thomas-Cottonmouth, by Noverre) recorded his eighth Group success and his first for new trainer Marco Botti when winning the G2 Gran Premio di Milano at San Siro on Sunday.
It was a second consecutive victory for the multiple G1 winning son of Dylan Thomas in the 12-furlong event, which until last year was a G1, as he made all the running to score by five and half lengths. That impressive winning margin came despite Frankie Dettori easing down his mount close to the finish line.
Dylan Mouth is now likely to be targeted at some top events in Britain before a tilt at the G1 Melbourne Cup later in the year. Botti told TDN: “We decided to run him in the Milano because in England he has a G1 penalty of 7lb. Now we can think of some more ambitious targets. The G1 Juddmonte International at York could be a race for him, but we have plenty of time to make a choice.”
Dettori commented:” He was a bit keen in the early stages but he relaxed well and won very easily. Dylan Mouth was by far the best horse in the race and did his job in a clean way.”