'Hopefully he can make into a Classic horse' - Morny star Vandeek has Crisford team dreaming

Vandeek: won for the first time at Group 1 level at Deauville on Sunday
Vandeek: won for the first time at Group 1 level at Deauville on Sunday Credit: Mark Cranham

Simon and Ed Crisford are hoping their breakthrough success at Group 1 level on Sunday with Vandeek will provide a springboard to another with their unbeaten juvenile at Newmarket next month.

All roads lead to the Group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes on September 30 for the son of Havana Grey, who was backing up his win in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood when accounting for Ramatuelle  in the Prix Morny at Deauville.

Vandeek was cut to 7-2 (from 11-2) by Paddy Power for the Middle Park in which he could face a rematch with River Tiber, who finished third in France. Simon Crisford went close to winning the 6f Group1 in 2018 when Jash finished second to Ten Sovereigns.

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David MilnesNewmarket correspondent