Persian Dreamer Eyeing Cheveley Park For Group 1 Bow

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Group 2 winner Persian Dreamer (Calyx {GB}), who bears the silks of Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing, has been handed the G1 Cheveley Park S. as a likely autumn target, according to trainer Dominic Ffrench Davis.

“She's great and we're very happy with her and we're now looking forward to having a crack at a Group 1 with her,” the trainer said. “She appreciates a bit of cut in the ground and when she does get it, her returns from her races are much better.”

After breaking her maiden on debut in April, the daughter of Surprisingly (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was fourth in the Listed Marygate Fillies' S. and the G3 Albany S. She won the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. by 1 3/4 lengths last Friday.

He added, “I'm not ruling out staying at six furlongs and she's got plenty of speed and I think six or seven for now will be the plan and we will leave going a mile to next year.

“Obviously she has a liking for Newmarket, so you would like to think the Cheveley Park might be the end-of-season target [on Sept. 30]. But she also has an entry in the [G1] Moyglare [S.] at the Curragh [on Sept. 10] and the world is her oyster really. It might just be a case of choosing somewhere where the ground is right.”

Of a Breeders' Cup bid, the trainer added, “I don't think she would be the right sort of filly to take to America. Kia is keen on America and if we had the right article he would be very keen to go. But I think she is unlikely to get her ground out there at that time of year. It wouldn't be her cup of tea.”

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