Harry Herbert reviews 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet firmly heading in the right direction for a mouth-watering conflict with Homeless Songs within the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot subsequent month.
Following a powerful return to motion within the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, Cachet returned to the Rowley Mile to supply house owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and coach George Boughey with a primary British Traditional success in early Might.
She got here inside a head of doubling up within the French equal a fortnight later and is now being ready for the Royal assembly, the place she seems set to fulfill the Dermot Weld-trained Homeless Songs, who routed the opposition within the Irish 1,000 Guineas on the Curragh on Sunday.
“The winner of the Irish Guineas was mightily spectacular – critically, critically good,” mentioned Herbert, Highclere’s managing director.
“We’ll have our work lower out within the Coronation, however Cachet has had probably the most fantastic season up to now, she’s very powerful and has bounced out of France in addition to she’s bounced out of any of her races.
“George could not be happier together with her. She cantered again for the primary time this morning after a pleasant little break and appears terrific.
“What a dream filly she is and all roads result in the Coronation at this stage.”
Whereas respectful of the menace posed by Homeless Songs, Herbert is relishing the problem.
He added: “It seems a superb race and we’re wanting ahead to it – that is what it is all about.
“We’ll tackle the perfect round and see how we go. It is not gone badly up to now!”