The time has finally come for those of us who spotted a big chestnut 2 year old last year to find out whether he is the real deal we think he is in this year’s 2000gns at Newmarket.
The 20/1 has long gone and this imposing son of New Approach now trades nearer even money.
Dawn Approach is unbeaten in six starts and he has improved for each race. His trainer says he hasn’t grown over the winter but at 16.1 hands he hasn’t really needed to.
His style of running suggests he will get towed along by the horse most judges rate as his chief danger, Toronado, a horse who stays every yard of the Guineas mile and a horse who won’t be stopping.
Dawn Approach will need to be spot on to get past the Hannons trained Toronado horse but I’ve spent all winter dreaming of the moment he does so and I’m sure he will.
I have to give a mention to Agent Allison in the 1000 Gunieas. She is a great price at 25/1 and to me is a solid each way bet.
In the Palace House Stakes sprint I like Heeraat, a sprinter through and through.
2,000 Guineas - DAWN APPROACH
Palace House Stakes – HEERAAT
Sunday – Newmarket
1,000 Guineas – AGENT ALLISON (each way)