Connections have issued positive updates on Dawn Approach (blue silks) and Toronado (third right), who were first and fourth in the 2,000 GuineasPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Dawn Approach 'worth waiting for' - Bolger
JIM BOLGER on Sunday insisted vanquished Investec Derby favourite Dawn Approach still has the world at his feet.
No target has been set for the 2,000 Guineas winner, who is entered in the Sussex Stakes over a mile at Goodwood next month, but Bolger was still able to issue his most upbeat bulletin yet about Dawn Approach since he finished last at Epsom nine days ago.
One certainty is that Dawn Approach will not race over the Derby trip of 1m4f again and another is Bolger's faith in the colt who was unbeaten before his nightmare day at Epsom.
"He's very well and he's still awesome. He'll be worth waiting for," said Bolger on Monday.
Richard Hughes hasn't written off another highly regarded horse who disappointed on his last start, predicting Toronado will redeem his reputation in the St James's Palace at Royal Ascot.
With a displaced palate blamed for the loss of his unbeaten record in the 2,000 Guineas, where he was no match for impressive winner Dawn Approach and could only manage a laboured fourth - beaten seven and a half lengths - and he will wear a special spoon bit.
"We wouldn't be running at Ascot unless we thought he could redeem himself," said Hughes. "He produced a hell of a run at Newmarket considering.
"We hope the bit helps. It helps at home but you never know until you hit the track. If we can overcome our own problems he'll win. The boss and I are happy with him."
Toronado is a best-priced 11-4 for the 1m Group 1 behind Irish 2,000 Guineas winner and 5-4 favourite Magician, who is trained by Aidan O'Brien.