All-weather option for Caroline Dale

Loughnane juvenile set for a break first.

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Caroline Dale may return for an all-weather campaign later in the year following her defeat at Newbury.

Third at 100-1 in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, the daughter of Lethal Force went on to prove that effort no fluke with a facile victory at Windsor before finishing third behind stablemate Santosha in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot last month.

She was a clear favourite for the Listed St Hugh’s Fillies’ Stakes, but again had to make do with minor honours, and trainer David Loughnane believes his youngster is ready for a break.

“She ran well, but I just felt it was one run too many,” said the Shropshire trainer.

“We kind of had it in our heads that she might be ready for a break. We decided to take our chance, but it was just one run too many, so we’ll give her a month off and let her tell us if she’s ready to come back after that.”

The Lowe family, who own Caroline Dale, have previously had great success with Kachy in the All-Weather Championships.

Loughnane added: “Nothing is set in stone.

“Her owners are fairly big fans of the all-weather, and you’d like to think she could be dynamite around a bend.

“We might bring her back at the back-end of the year for one of those All-Weather Championships qualifiers.

“But we have plenty of options, and she’ll train on next year, so we’re in no panic.”

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