Dewhurst Likely For Bayside Boy

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Roger Varian, the trainer of Bayside Boy | Tattersalls

Group winner Bayside Boy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), who won the G2 Champagne S. at Doncaster on Sept. 11, is being pointed to the Oct. 9 G1 Dewhurst S. A winner at first asking at Newbury in July, the Teme Valley and Ballylinch Stud-owned colt was second by only a head to Masekela (Ire) (El Kabeir) in the Listed Denford S. at there on Aug. 14. The Roger Varian trainee defeated The Queen's G3 Betway Solario S. winner Reach For The Moon (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) by a head in the Champagne.

“Saturday was very satisfying,” said Varian, reflecting on his charge's Champagne victory. “His form is looking very strong. If you look at the distance between us and Masekela at Newbury and the distance between [Godolphin's subsequent G1 National S. winner] Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Masekela at Newmarket in the [G2] Superlative [S. at Newmarket in July], that form is all starting to tie in.

“We were very impressed with Charlie's horse at The Curragh on Sunday–but our horse has only had three starts as well, and he couldn't do much more than beat Reach For The Moon in the Champagne. He'd have to be considered as a high-class juvenile, I think.

“He's a horse that will stay beyond seven furlongs, but he's not a slow horse. He's a strong traveller and has won a Group 2 race that often points to the Dewhurst.

“He wouldn't be out of place in the Dewhurst field, and I'm sure that will be the number one target–but he's got entries in all the big races, and we'll have to see how he trains over the next fortnight or so and speak to connections.”

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