Westover Camp Mulling Spring Targets

Westover | Dubai Racing Club

Juddmonte's 2022 Classic hero Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}), second in Saturday's G1 Dubai Sheema Classic, is pointing to either the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the end of May, or the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom, one week later for trainer Ralph Beckett.

Juddmonte racing manager Barry Mahon said, “We were a little nervous going into Saturday, but luckily it all worked out well and he ran a blinding race and that should settle him down and set him up for what will hopefully be a good season.

“The Tattersalls Gold Cup might come a bit soon for him, but we'll see. I'd imagine he'll get an entry in the Coronation, too.

“A couple of weeks later you have the [G1] Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud as well, so all those races are going to be under consideration and it just depends which one he's peaking for at the time.”

After winning the G3 Classic Trial last April and running third in the G1 Derby in June, the bay won the G1 Irish Derby in impressive fashion later that month. Fifth in the G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S. a month later and sixth in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October, the 4-year-old was 3 1/2 lengths behind Equinox (Jpn) (Kitasan Black {Jpn}) in the Sheema.

He added, “I think he definitely has enough speed for 10 furlongs, so I think mix it up through the year between 10 and 12 and hopefully we can win another Group 1 or a couple of them if we're lucky.”

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