Dreamloper and Primo Bacio to be aimed a Group 1 targets

Ed Walker has Group 1 destinations lined up for both Dreamloper and Primo Bacio, with Goodwood's Nassau Stakes and Newmarket's Falmouth Stakes the likely targets.

Ed Walker has Group 1 destinations lined up for both Dreamloper and Primo Bacio, with Goodwood's Nassau Stakes and Newmarket's Falmouth Stakes the likely targets.

Dreamloper started her season with victory in the Group Two Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket, and then a two length win at Longchamp in the Prix d'Ispahan in late May.

However, the five-year-old mare struggled with the soft ground in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh last weekend finishing sixth of nine.

"It was bad ground, it was just too soft for her," Walker said.

"She got set alight early on, so she was a bit keen on bad ground over further than she had gone before."

The Nassau Stakes, another 10-furlong Group One, is now pencilled in the five-year-old's calendar at the Glorious Goodwood meeting.

"She didn't run badly but I think it was probably a warmer race than the d'Ispahan, it was a good race, the Pretty Polly, and the Nassau will be even stronger," said Walker.

"She'll need to step up to win the Nassau but I wouldn't be surprised if she does, especially if it's her ground."

Meanwhile, four-year-old filly Primo Bacio, bucked her poor form with a third behind Saffron Beach in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot.

After a pleasing run to come home three and three-quarter lengths behind a previous Group One winner, Primo Bacio will now take aim at next week's Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

"She ran a really good race and I think she'll come a lot for that," Walker said of the Ascot run.

"I was very, very pleased with her, she's had an interrupted prep into that race and a few respiratory infections.

"It was a last-minute call to go there and she did us proud.

"I think she'll come on a lot for it and that's why we're prepared to have a shot at the Falmouth next month, that's the plan with her."

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