At Ascot, Cachet is expected to lead a strong Boughey team.


At Ascot, Cachet is expected to lead a strong Boughey team.

George Boughey is only in his second season of training, but he has assembled an impressive team for Royal Ascot next week.

This season, Boughey has succeeded with his juveniles, and he has leading possibilities in most of the two-year-old races – but he is far from a one-trick pony.

Oscula, Beautiful Sunshine, and Navello are all certain to win the Albany, Queen Mary, and Norfolk, respectively, but talented stayer Lostwithiel and recent Doncaster winner Air To Air will keep him intrigued in handicaps.

He holds the strongest hand in the Albany, a six-furlong race for fillies, with five-and-a-half-length Newmarket winner Cachet likely to join recent Epsom winner Oscula.

“Cachet is on its way to Albany. Her work was excellent before to her debut, therefore her victory was not unexpected. However, I think I’d have been lying if I said we believed she’d win in the manner she did!” remarked Boughey.

“She appears to be a miler, and I believe that is where her future rests, at least in her three-year career.

“Nicola Currie is going to keep the pressure on her. Nicola has worked with her extensively and is a valuable component of the team.

“Last Friday, Oscula won the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom. She’ll most likely go to Albany as well. She has been a really easy filly to work with. Galileo Gold is her sire, and he’s off to a tremendous start as a stallion.

“I’ve never worked her with Cachet, but the two fillies are very similar.”

Boughey also has two live chances in the Queen Mary with the unbeaten Thunder Love and Beautiful Sunshine, but only one is likely to race because both are owned by Amo Racing.

“Thunder Love was impressive in both of her Kempton starts. We were going to run her in the Marygate, but the ground turned against her,” Boughey explained.

“Rossa (Ryan) believes she will be best on a quick surface and the Queen Mary is a possibility, but we are likely to run. (This is a brief piece.)


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