Dascombe reveals juvenile plan

Tom Dascombe (r) is excited by Finniston Farm

Exciting juvenile Finniston Farm is set to put his reputation on the line in the Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket on July 13.

Trainer Tom Dascombe spoke about the son of Helmet in glowing terms after he made a successful debut at Haydock in May, form which was well advertised when the third home, Learn By Heart, bolted up at Doncaster on Friday.

"All being well I think we'll head to the July Stakes with Finniston Farm," said the Manor House handler.

"He's a very exciting horse. We won the July Stakes (Classic Blade) and the Superlative Stakes (Firth Of Fifth) in the same year once (2008), but I think we just got lucky that year.

"This horse would be 10 times better than the pair of those. He's possibly as good a horse as I've had.

"I'd be disappointed if he's not good enough to be competing in those kind of races."

While Finniston Farm did not line up at Royal Ascot, Dascombe had a handful of juveniles who did.

Frozen Angel performed best of them by finishing fourth in the Norfolk Stakes.

Formidable Kitt was well beaten in the Queen Mary, but Dragons Tail was not disgraced in finishing seventh in the Windsor Castle.

The Cheshire handler said: "Frozen Angel ran a great race.

"We kind of felt from the draw we had the only chance we had was to go very hard and we ended up setting it up for Aidan O'Brien's horse (Sioux Nation).

"On a different track on a different day it could have been different, but there's no point worrying about it now.

"He's got plenty of boot and I think he'll probably end up in the Molecomb at Goodwood.

"Formidable Kitt basically had no chance from her draw in the Queen Mary, She was second on her side.

"I thought Dragons Tail ran well in the Windsor Castle. He could probably do with a step up in trip and he's on a nice mark to run in a nursery, so that's the way we'll go with him, I'd have thought."


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