Cheveley Park on the cards for Persian Dreamer
Amo Racing’s Persian Dreamer (2f Calyx - Surprisingly, by Galileo) will have Group 1 aspirations following her success in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes-Gr.2 at Newmarket last week.
“It was a fabulous day for all concerned,” said trainer Dominic Ffrench Davis.
“She’s great and we’re very happy with her and we’re now looking forward to having a crack at a Group 1 with her.
“It may be a little later on and she has come out of her race very well. She appreciates a bit of cut in the ground and when she does get it, her returns from her races are much better.”
Persian Dreamer is as short as 16-1 for next year’s 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 but she is likely to leave trying a mile until her 3YO campaign with Ffrench Davis highlighting the Cheveley Park Stakes-Gr.1 – back on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile where she stormed to success on debut – as a potential end-of-season target.
He added: “I’m not ruling out staying at six furlongs and she’s got plenty of speed and I think six or seven for now will be the plan and we will leave going a mile to next year.
“However, you can’t make snap decisions and you have to let the horse tell you what to do and we will be guided by her.
“Obviously she has a liking for Newmarket, so you would like to think the Cheveley Park might be the end of season target. But she also has an entry in the Moyglare at the Curragh and the world is her oyster really. It might just be a case of choosing somewhere where the ground is right.”
Coventry Stakes winner Calyx has made an exciting start at stud with his winners headed by Persian Dreamer (bred by Diamond Creek Farm) also including last week’s promising pair Hot Fuss and How’s The Guvnor. Other Stakes performers from Calyx’s first crop include Norfolk Stakes-Gr.2 second Malc and Prix Robert Papin-Gr.2 third Classic Flower.