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"Jim [Bolger] is very happy with how Dawn Approach has done since the Derby and he is keen to let him run at Royal Ascot if everything continues to go well" said Simon Crisford, Racing Manager for Godolphin, "Jim has been delighted with how relaxed Dawn Approach has been in his training.".
Many a year has passed since the last shock decision made at the hands of legendary Irish trainer Jim Bolger, but it is still a characteristic that we come to expect with the master of Coolcullen. Having left New Approach in the 2008 Epsom Derby, seemingly without an intention to run in the British Classic, Bolger declared his star for the Epsom event to the dismay and anger of many a British punter. New Approach would go on to win the Epsom Derby that year and receive a muted response upon entering the winners enclosure due to dismay at Bolger's alleged misleading of the British betting public. Toronado will reoppose with Dawn Approach after disappointing in the English 2,000 Guineas when fading back to fourth after being hyped as the best horse Richard Hughes has ever ridden. Hughes will partner Toronado oncemore as the son of High Chaparral begins his Classic season recovery mission.