Onassis returns to France and goes to class | Race news


A rise in class and a return to France could be on the agenda for the winner of this year’s Sandringham Stakes, Onassis.

Reunited with Hayley Turner, the filly Dubawi added to her success in a royal meeting by bouncing after her defeat at Epsom to win the Prix de Bagatelle Listed at Chantilly on Sunday.

Coach Charlie Fellowes said: “Things didn’t go well at Epsom for her, but going through a mile-plus turn she showed her true colors again and looked very smart. and made decent ground as a means.

“Now that she’s won a big black guy, we can step her up in class and take a look at some great races and see if we can have some fun.

“There is a Group 3 in France at Deauville called the Prix de Lieurey in about five weeks. It would fit very well, so we could take a look at it as an option. ”

Fellowes will only let the Chiefofchiefs try their luck in the Unibet Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood on Saturday week if conditions allow.

The Newmarket manager awarded the prestigious six furlong award on August 1 as the next stopover for the evergreen seven-year-old.

Fellowes said, “We are targeting the leaders at the Stewards’ Cup.

“However, it will only run if it rains heavily, as the six stadiums at Goodwood are fairly clean.

“If there isn’t enough juice in the ground, it won’t do it. ”

The Ayr Gold Cup in September was identified as an alternate option by Fellowes for Chiefofchiefs, ahead of a potential outing in the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot in October.

He said, “If he doesn’t go to Goodwood, we’ll give him a little vacation and we’ll go for the Ayr Gold Cup. He will certainly be in the race off his mark.

“There will be a big field and a steady pace and there should be a cut in the ground at this time of year.

“If he were to win something like that then we could be very ambitious and watch the champions sprint at Ascot at the end of the year because we know he loves Ascot and is likely to get slack.” so. “


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