John Gosden is favouring an outing in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot for unbeaten colt Dreamfield.
The son of Oasis Dream, who holds Group One entries in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and next month’s Darley July Cup, stepped up his preparations with a gallop before racing at Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday.
Working over six furlongs, the Godolphin-owned four-year-old, who made a winning return to action after 19 months off at Ascot last month, pulled clear of his work partner during the closing stages of the exercise, before crossing the line with several lengths in hand.
Gosden said: “We were satisfied with his work. He is in the Wokingham and that is most likely place he will go.
“He is in the weights and gets in the race, so that is the more logical place to go. He has only had one run in nearly two years, so he has not had a lot of racing.
“He did it well last time, so it is logical to go back there (Ascot). We were going to run somewhere else, but then the ground went against him so we decided to go for a racecourse gallop before going to Royal Ascot. ”
Explaining his lengthy absence, Gosden added: “He fractured a pelvis early on as a three-year-old.
“He looks good behind now and is nice and level. Some can wind up with a dropped hip after such an injury.”
The Newmarket handler confirmed that both ante-post Prince of Wales’s favourite Cracksman and leading Ascot Gold Cup contender Stradivarius remain on course for their intended targets.
Gosden said: “Cracksman is in good form and cantered this morning. He has been in good form since Epsom, so we are happy with him.
“Stradivarius worked this morning under Frankie (Dettori). We are still pointing towards the Gold Cup and we are happy with him.”