The Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket is the almost definitely subsequent goal for Roger Varian’s thrilling juvenile Bayside Boy.
Spectacular when making a successful begin to his profession at Newbury in mid-July, the son of New Bay was narrowly overwhelmed by earlier Superlative Stakes runner-up Masekela on his return to the Berkshire circuit for a Listed occasion final month.
That kind was nicely marketed over the weekend, with Bayside Boy beating scorching favorite Attain For The Moon within the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, and Charlie Appleby’s Superlative winner Native Path claiming Group One honours within the Nationwide Stakes in Eire.
The pair look prone to lock horns within the Dewhurst on October 9.
“Saturday was very satisfying,” mentioned Varian.
“His kind is wanting very robust. For those who have a look at the gap between us and Masekela at Newbury and the gap between Native Path and Masekela at Newmarket within the Superlative, that kind is all beginning to tie in.
“We had been very impressed with Charlie’s horse on the Curragh on Sunday – however our horse has solely had three begins as nicely, and he could not do rather more than beat Attain For The Moon within the Champagne. He’d must be thought of as a high-class juvenile, I feel.
“He is a horse that may keep past seven furlongs, however he isn’t a gradual horse. He is a robust traveller and has received a Group Two race that always factors to the Dewhurst.
“He would not be misplaced within the Dewhurst discipline, and I am certain that would be the primary goal – however he is acquired entries in all the massive races, and we’ll must see how he trains over the following fortnight or so and converse to connections.”