Ray Dawson hopes Zain Claudette has the flexibility to supply him with the primary Group One success of his profession – if not in Saturday’s Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes then sooner or later sooner or later.
Educated by Ismail Mohammed, the No Nay By no means filly has received three of her 4 begins, together with an Ascot Group Three and final day out when taking the prized scalp of Andrew Balding’s Sandrine within the Lowther Stakes at York.
She is doing her bit to propel each her coach and jockey into the massive time, and Dawson has little doubt she belongs on the highest degree.
“Zain Claudette’s kind going into the race is unreal, and I definitely would not swap her. Going into it I am very excited,” he stated.
“I believe the Rowley Mile will go well with her, and that it will not trouble her in any respect. She could be very balanced, and also you would not even discover her change her legs as a result of she does it so rapidly, and the stiff end there’ll go well with her.
“We have labored her on the Watered Gallop – and though it’s a bit totally different, she flies down it.
“It doesn’t matter what occurs on Saturday we all know that she is nice sufficient to be a Group One filly sooner or later subsequent yr, which is nice.”
Dawson – who final yr spoke candidly about his battles with dependancy – added: “Going to the Cheveley Park together with her on Saturday is bizarre, as a result of final season was what I describe as my first correct one using, and right here I’m simply over a yr later I am now using a horse that’s close to favorite for a Group One.
“I’ve put down the drink for good this time and bought the correct assist and continued to get the assistance. As soon as I might reside a life without having a drink on the weekends to cope with life, I used to be capable of give my profession a correct shot.
“I am making an attempt not to consider the consequence on Saturday – if it would not occur you do not wish to be too disenchanted, however it might be unbelievable if it occurred.
“I do not thoughts speaking about my again story, however once I trip a winner I would love individuals to focus on the winner at the moment to assist me transfer on.”