John Gosden considering July Cup bid with Dreamfield

Wokingham runner-up set to step up in class

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Dreamfield could be pitched into the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on July 14 after a fine effort in defeat at Royal Ascot.

The four-year-old may have lost his unbeaten run when second to Brian Meehan’s Bacchus in the Wokingham, but he emerged with great credit.

Sent off the 2-1 favourite on just his fourth start, Dreamfield only went down by a neck.

Dreamfield’s trainer John Gosden believes there is improvement to come from the Godolphin-owned son of Oasis Dream.

He said: “The draw didn’t help him, but again before the race I did warn everyone he was a silly price. He was a four-year-old with limited experience, having just his his fourth run.

“He did nothing wrong. I was thrilled for Brian Meehan, as he is a good mate of mine. He gave everyone a run for their money, but was sent off at stupid odds.

“He is entered in the July Cup and I think he will improve. James (Doyle) felt a little bit of greenness caught him out at Ascot as much as the draw.

“If I’m happy with Dreamfield we might have a go at the July Cup. You know what life is like, there are no dress rehearsals.”

Gosden confirmed Kingman colt Calyx, a brilliant winner of the Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting, will head to Deauville next.

“He will head to the Prix Morny and we are sticking to that plan,” he said.

“I think being left on his own that day on the stands side where he had nothing to race with in the last two furlongs, I think he showed a lot of tenacity to go and win.

“He has been great since the race and we will point to the Prix Morny as planned.

“I said before the race it’s tough on a horse to go to Ascot with just one run behind them, but he is like his father and he wants to get on and race.”

John Gosden considering July Cup bid with Dreamfield

Newmarket 14:15, 14 July 2018

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