Dawn set for Newmarket trip

Bryan Smart has decided to chase the big bucks with Alicante Dawn rather than run in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Bryan Smart, trainer of Alicante Dawn

The Ripon Listed winner, whom Smart owns after paying just 5,000 guineas for him, will now head to Newmarket on October 1 for the £150,000 Tatersalls October Auction Stakes.

"He came back with sore shins after Ripon and after discussions with the owner I've decided to go for the money!" said Smart.

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"There's £80,000 to the winner at Newmarket, so why not?

"It looks like we might have Michael Dods' horse (Bamber Bridge), who was fourth at Doncaster, to beat, but he cost £70,000 and mine cost £5,000.

"We've had some big offers and he'll still be worth plenty even if he doesn't win. I've even had an offer for half of him so that he stays in the yard.

"We can't lose by running him in it, really."

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