Owen Burrows has highlighted the Prix Maurice de Gheest as a potential stopping level on the way in which to Haydock’s Betfair Dash Cup for Minzaal.
A winner of the Gimcrack Stakes at York as a two-year-old, the Mehmas colt missed most of his three-year-old season earlier than offering a reminder of his expertise with a pair of positioned efforts at each Listed and Group One degree within the autumn.
He then recorded one other podium end on his seasonal return within the 1895 Duke Of York Stakes, earlier than struggling in a red-hot working of the Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Nonetheless, with sights barely lowered at Newbury for his most up-to-date outing, Minzaal returned to his absolute best to account for a helpful solid within the Group Three Hackwood Stakes.
Now Burrows is getting ready to return the four-year-old to the highest desk for his subsequent two begins, with a visit to Deauville on the playing cards earlier than working on Merseyside within the subsequent sprinting Group One within the UK.
“Contact wooden he has come out of Newbury tremendous,” mentioned Burrows. “The Haydock Dash Cup continues to be on the playing cards, however he is additionally within the Prix Maurice de Gheest in a fortnight. We’ll undoubtedly take a look as that’s close to sufficient a month or three weeks not less than earlier than Haydock and the timing is good.
“From the July Cup to the Haydock race, you are speaking almost two months, so it sits fairly properly. I’ve seen the entries and it’s a good discipline and it seems to be like everyone seems to be pondering the identical.
“However we have all the time thought this horse was up on the high degree and sure, we had a little bit of a blip within the Platinum Jubilee, however I used to be happy he was capable of get his head again in entrance at Newbury and it is onwards and upwards.”