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Fellowes mentions the Temple Stakes target for Vadream
Charlie Fellowes' Vadream. Source: attheraces.com

Fellowes mentions the Temple Stakes target for Vadream

Charlie Fellowes' Vadream, who narrowly lost her attempt to hold onto the Palace House crown, has the Temple Stakes on her schedule.

With victories in the Bengough Stakes at age three, the Cammidge Trophy at age five and Palace House at age six, the six-year-old has shown his class in some elegant assignments for the yard.

After finishing third in the Listed Lansdown Stakes at Windsor in April, she went back to the same race at the Guineas meeting. In the latter race, she overcame the eventual Nunthorpe hero Live In The Dream.

She had a 14-1 shot under Kieran Shoemark, and after bouncing out of the stalls a little, she raced a strong race to lose by only a head to George Scott's Seven Questions.

The mare's next race will be a Group Two at the Temple Stakes on May 25. After that, Fellowes hopes one of the mare's assignments will fall during a period of rainy weather, and she will be scheduled for a top-tier sprint campaign.

“She’s in great order, she couldn’t have come through Newmarket any better,” he said. “She’s taken her racing really well and that’s two very good runs on ground that’s probably a touch on the quick side. She’s at her best when she’s knee deep in mud but she’s run two good races on good ground and the plan is to go to the Temple Stakes at Haydock next and then to Ascot after that. She’ll be entered in every big five-furlong race this year, one of them has got to come up soft and when it does, she’ll be ready. I’m convinced five furlongs is her trip, she ran in the Champion Sprint last year and she very clearly didn’t get home (seventh). She travelled brilliantly but got very tired, I think five is absolutely perfect.”

“She’s good enough, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind,” he continued. “We’d love her to place in Group One, that’s what she deserves, she’s knocked on the door several times. I feel this year I’ve had the best prep I’ve had with her, she is in a really good place.”

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