TRAINER Chris Waller has his eyes on the prize after watching Brazen Beau go through his paces in Newmarket.
Waller was on hand when the Diamond Jubilee runner-up worked under race jockey James Doyle on the July Course. The three-year-old, who is a dual Group 1 winner in Australia, was beaten just half a length by Undrafted at Royal Ascot.
“I was happy with the workout,” Waller said. “It was pretty standard work for him, we just let him quicken up over the last 400 metres.
“It was really just maintenance work. We don’t need to improve him. We have just got to keep him happy and keep the speed in him. James seemed happy with him.
“It’s a privilege being in here in England and we have been well looked after. It was great to get a taste of the action at Ascot but a success would be so much sweeter.
“We know we’ve got the horse good enough he just needs a good draw and luck in running.
“If he gets that, I’m sure he will be there at the finish.”
Doyle will be teaming up with Brazen Beau for the first time in the July Cup as the colt now runs in the blue colours of Godolphin. The in-form jockey, who has won seven races from 15 rides this month, had already partnered Brazen Beau in a tour of the track last week.
“Brazen Beau should be fine on the track as he had a feel of it last week and has now had a second spin on it so that should be no problem to him,” Doyle said.