Saffron Beach has Cazoo Oaks among the next possible destinations following its fine effort in the loss in the 1000 Guineas.
Jane Chapple-Hyam’s filly broke all of Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth bars in the Newmarket Classic on Sunday, and continued to cross the line.
Connections is therefore considering another classic offering next month – with the Coronation Stakes, Irish Guineas and Pretty Polly Stakes also in the mix.
“She’s fine and licked her bowl clean,” said Chapple-Hyam.
“I guess we felt all the emotions – thrilled with the way she ran, but gutted for coming so close to winning a Classic.
“The owners are now in the process of deciding whether or not they want to run her in the Oaks.
“When they were shooting up as they were going up the hill, it was full of it. She certainly stayed every meter of the kilometer. You could almost say she was the first to get out of the bridle because she wanted further.
Saffron Beach has shown in her short career to date that she is adaptable to conditions as well as distance.
“She is a versatile filly in all areas,” added her trainer.
“She won the Oh So Sharp on soft, and managed a quick pitch on Sunday. That opens the door to going overseas with her, because you don’t worry about whether it’s going to rain or not, this opens the door to going overseas with her. which is a big plus.
“She’s so simple, so authentic – and it sounds exciting for her stallion, New Bay. Her pedigree says a mile, to be honest, but New Bay won a French Derby and finished third in an Arc.
“We are not in the Prix Diane – with Covid and Brexit, there are enough headaches.
“So she’s in the Oaks, the Coronation and also the Pretty Polly at the Curragh over 10 stadiums – so we’ve got all the distances covered. She’s also in the Irish Guineas, so it’s up to the owners where they want to go – and I go get her ready for that. “
Saffron Beach fared much better than his teammate Albadri, who should have been Chapple-Hyam’s first rep in a Classic, but climbed out of the paddock ahead of Saturday’s 2000 Guineas and was withdrawn.
“She ended up being my first rider in a Classic because of Albadri,” said Chapple-Hyam.
“It was so weird – he went to Arabia and came back and never did anything like that, he just didn’t want to leave the paddock. He was fine anyway – we had him double checked. time.”
Bellosa, once raced, is another possibility for the Coronation Stakes, but she will return to Newmarket first for the Betway King Charles II Stakes.
Awtaad’s three-year-old daughter sank seven lengths into a young girl during Craven’s reunion, winning big bets in the process.
“I think the obvious race is Listed at Newmarket on May 15, King Charles II,” said Chapple-Hyam.
“It would be against the foals – but the way she played in her young daughter and looking at the times and all, you wouldn’t be afraid to take the foals.
“They also have to give her a few pounds – which is a bonus. She did it very impressively the first time around.
“As for his trip to the future, it’s still up for debate, I guess. I like seven stadiums, and the owner likes a mile, so we’re just going to take each one as it comes because she’s still raw at the moment – she’ll do tell us about her competitive abilities. “