Quick Turnaround At York On The Cards For Caviar Heights

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The G2 Dante S. at York on Thursday, May 16 is likely to be the next port of call for Caviar Heights (Ire) following his victory in last week's Listed Newmarket S. on the Rowley Mile.

Trained by Karl Burke, Caviar Heights proved well suited by the step up to a mile and a quarter at Newmarket, forging clear on the uphill climb to the line to land the spoils by four lengths from Sayedaty Sadaty (Ire) (Anodin {Ire}).

The son of Sea The Stars (Ire) holds an entry in the G1 Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, but Burke is not getting ahead of himself with a colt who is far from certain to stay a mile and a half on pedigree.

“He was brilliant [at Newmarket] and he'll be confirmed for the Dante,” said Burke. “Obviously we don't have to do too much work with him, he's had his two runs already, so he could easily turn up there.

“I don't know [about the Derby], there's a lot of speed in the family. I'm not saying he won't stay a mile and a half, but the pedigree wouldn't be obvious, although he's by Sea The Stars. He's a bit of a relentless galloper and you can make plenty of use of him over a mile and a quarter. We'll see how things play out.”

Burke also took encouragement from the performance of Beautiful Diamond (GB) (Twilight Son {GB}) at Newmarket on Saturday as she returned from over seven months off with a close-up third in the G3 Palace House S., promising plenty for the rest of her three-year-old campaign.

“Beautiful Diamond got a little bump at the start from the second horse and she changed legs and didn't really seem to handle the track at all, so I think those two things together probably cost us the race,” Burke added.

“It was a good run and she goes to the Temple Stakes at Haydock.”

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