Dhabab has a third chance to compete for group race honors at the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes in Newbury on Saturday.
An impressive winner on his Leicester racecourse debut in early June, the youthful John and Thady Gosden has been sent off as a favorite for both the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.
And while No Nay Never’s son came up short both times, his third-place form on the July field could hardly have worked better, particularly with the Native Trail winner in Group One National Stakes at the Curragh last weekend. of week.
Thady Gosden said: “The form of the superlative has worked very well, especially with Native Trail winning in Ireland the other day. He has had a good rest since then and has done well.”
“He’s backtracking on the trip, but he’s showing a lot of speed and he showed a good foot spin on the superlative. I hope the recoil on the trip isn’t an issue.”
Richard Hannon has high hopes for the Super Sprint winner Gubbass, who was last seen finishing fifth at the Prix Morny at Deauville.
He said: “It is going on Saturday and we are looking forward to it. Hopefully it comes with a great opportunity. We are very happy with it.”
The one trained by Kevin Ryan G sharp A Sub and Ed Bethell Afraid renew the rivalry after finishing second and fourth respectively at the Gimcrack Stakes in York last month.
Bethell is hopeful that his position can change that form.
“Fearby has run great races this season, and all the systems are working this weekend,” Middleham’s coach said. He is in good shape at home and I really want to race with him.
“His win at Sandown was his standout streak of the season in terms of speed figures. I think he would have been a lot closer at the Gimcrack in York, but he seemed to have some gaps in front of him.
“A six-stadium floor in Newbury should play into his hands and show him at his best.”
William Haggas is represented by Maglev, who was runner-up to the subsequent winner of Doncaster’s sales race, Harrow, in a York nursery in his last appearance.
Haggas said: “He’s doing well and obviously his career form at York got a good boost from the winner at Doncaster.
“He certainly has a right to have a chance in a career like this, I think.”