One Master on course for tilt at Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes

Tue 25 Jun 2019

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One Master is likely to head for the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes on July 12 after her meritorious run at Royal Ascot.

The William Haggas-trained mare hit the front inside the final furlong of the Queen Anne Stakes only to be collared late on by Lord Glitters and Beat The Bank.

She will now revert to taking on her own sex next month.

“Whether she went too early, which I think is harsh, or whether she just didn’t quite get home I don’t know,” said Haggas of the mare, who won the Prix de la Foret last season.

Move Swiftly won the Duke of Cambridge first time out this season
Move Swiftly won the Duke of Cambridge first time out this season

“She’s a pretty decent filly and I suspect we’ll go for the Falmouth.

“She’s in everything, she’s in the Lennox. The problem is she’s clobbered with a Group One penalty at the moment.

“The only Group One race over seven furlongs is the Foret, so we’re stuck between going over a mile or six furlongs, and I think she’s better over a mile than six.

“I don’t want to go to America, I’ve done that with her, and the only Group One over seven in Europe is the Foret.

“I suspect she’ll go for the Falmouth and then the Lennox or the Hungerford (at Newbury), I suspect.”

Haggas has several smart fillies and mares in his care, with Move Swiftly now near the top of the tree after her win in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes last week.

Her owner Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum also has Pretty Baby, unplaced in the same Ascot race, and Beshaayir, a Group Two winner at the Curragh.

“Move Swiftly is not in the Falmouth because the owner has another filly, Beshaayir, who will go for the Falmouth after winning a Group Two in Ireland,” said Haggas

“Move Swiftly could go for the Prix Rothschild at the end of July, there’s no point going backwards with her.

“The owner, Sheikh Rashid, has three very useful fillies with Pretty Baby as well, but unfortunately they all want similar trips so we’ve got to try to keep them apart.

“On that ground I thought it was possible Move Swiftly could win first time up. She should have won at Lingfield in November, but she was drawn out wide and then she’d have gone for the All-Weather Final, but it just didn’t happen.”

Meanwhile, Tom Dascombe has ruled out a tilt at the Darley July Cup with his star sprinter Kachy.

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The six-year-old produced what was arguably a career-best performance to finish third in Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, making much of the running at a furious pace before being pegged back late on by Blue Point and Dream Of Dreams.

The news of Blue Point’s retirement on Monday has thrown the six-furlong division wide open, but Dascombe is keen to lower Kachy’s sights on his next start in a bid to get him back in the winner’s enclosure.

“He’s come out of the race absolutely fine, we’re very happy with him. We were very pleased with the way he ran and the determination he showed at the finish,” said the Malpas-based trainer.

“His strength is obviously his blistering early speed and I think he prefers it when he can open up a gap over the rest of the field, rather than being chased. That is why I think he’s possibly better over six furlongs than five.

“We’re going to take him out of the July Cup. I’m keen to try to get his head in front again and I can’t sit here today and say he’s going to go and win a July Cup.”

Considering possible alternatives to the Newmarket feature, Dascombe added: “There’s a Group Three at Newbury over six furlongs (Hackwood Stakes, July 20) and there’s also a Listed race at Chester we could look at.

“He’s been second and third in two Group Ones, but he hasn’t actually won a Group race since he was a two-year-old (Molecomb Stakes in 2015).

“I think it’s important to try to get some more winning black type for him, so that’s what we’re concentrating on.”

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