George Boughey might solely be in his second season coaching, however he’s heading to Royal Ascot subsequent week with an enviable staff.
Boughey has excelled along with his juveniles this season and has main probabilities in a lot of the races confined to two-year-olds – however he’s removed from a one-trick pony.
Oscula, Lovely Sunshine and Navello will probably be effectively fancied for the Albany, Queen Mary and Norfolk respectively, however sensible stayer Lostwithiel and up to date Doncaster winner Air To Air will preserve him within the handicaps.
It’s the Albany, over six furlongs for fillies, through which he holds his strongest hand, although, with five-and-a-half-length Newmarket victor Cachet prone to be part of current Epsom winner Oscula.
“Cachet will head to the Albany. Her work was excellent earlier than her debut and so her profitable wasn’t a large shock. I believe I might have been mendacity if we thought she’d win within the style she did, nevertheless!” mentioned Boughey.
“She appears to be like like a miler and I believe that can in all probability be the place her future lies, no less than in her three-year-old profession.
“Nicola Currie will preserve the trip on her. Nicola has achieved a number of work together with her and is an ever-increasing member of the staff.
“Oscula gained the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom final Friday. She is going to seemingly head to the Albany as effectively. She has been a really easy filly to coach. She is by Galileo Gold who has made an ideal begin as a stallion.
“I’ve by no means labored her with Cachet, however they’re fairly comparable fillies.”
Boughey additionally has two dwell probabilities within the Queen Mary with the unbeaten Thunder Love in addition to Lovely Sunshine, however as each run below the Amo Racing banner, just one is prone to take their likelihood.
“Thunder Love was spectacular on each her begins at Kempton. We had been planning on working her within the Marygate however the floor went towards her,” mentioned Boughey.
“Rossa (Ryan) believes she will probably be greatest on a fast floor and the Queen Mary is a chance, however we’re prone to run Lovely Sunshine there. They’re each owned by Amo Racing so we’ll in all probability solely run one.
“Lovely Sunshine was very spectacular at Sandown below a penalty and they’re two very thrilling fillies.”
Navello’s profitable run got here to an finish within the Nationwide Stakes at Sandown, however Boughey is inclined accountable the sluggish going for his defeat there.
He mentioned: “The plan earlier than the Nationwide Stakes at Sandown was the Norfolk Stakes and we have not modified our minds since his third there.
“He hardly picks his ft up off the bottom, which suggests a fast floor motion. I believe we would see a distinct horse within the Norfolk to the one we noticed at Sandown.”
Lostwithiel is among the many favourites for the Northumberland Plate however has a few choices subsequent week first.
“Lostwithiel has been given two entries on Tuesday. Each the Ascot Stakes and the Copper Horse are choices for him,” mentioned Boughey.
“He’s rated 96 and so can be close to the highest of the weights within the Ascot Stakes.
“Hollie Doyle has been doing a number of work with him at residence and she’s going to take the trip. He is a beautiful horse with an enormous future. At this stage, I might be in all probability leaning in direction of the Ascot Stakes.”