Godolphin's White Moonstone could head to the St Leger meeting at Doncaster for her next start following an impressive display in the Sweet Solera Stakes on Saturday. The daughter of Dynaformer confirmed the promise of a runaway debut success at Ascot by proving far too good for some promising types in Group 3 company at Newmarket, England.
A return to Ascot for the Group 1 Fillies' Mile on September 25 is her next major objective, but Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, is eyeing a possible tilt at the May Hill Stakes a couple of weeks earlier first. "She did it very well and we were delighted with her," said Crisford. "She seems to have come out of the race very well and the Fillies' Mile at Ascot is her big target. We've not made any firm plans other than that but she may run in the May Hill (September 10) at Doncaster first. We'll make a decision on that later on but we're very happy with her at the moment."
Youmzain, owned by UAE businessman Jaber Abdullah, may have an outing in Turkey before having another crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The jet-setting seven-year-old has famously finished second in the Longchamp showpiece for the last three years behind some of the recent greats of the game, Dylan Thomas, Zarkava and Sea The Stars. With Harbinger having to retire yesterday due to injury, trainer Mick Channon can barely wait for October to come around and with Youmzain in such good heart the Bosphorus Cup may even come into calculations.
"He's in great form and it's just a question of keeping a lid on him until Paris," said Channon. "He's so well in himself that we've even slung him in the Bosphorus Cup at the start of September to keep our options open because I don't want him too fresh. That's probably a mischievous entry though because it's all about the Arc in October, but he's never been to Turkey. As the sad loss of Harbinger from the line up tells you, you need to be there on the day and we've been lucky enough to be able to deliver our lad at his peak for three years running now," he told his website.