Dangerous duo’s hopes hinge on ground

The Gold Cheongsam ridden by William Buick (red and white) goes on to win the Luck Greayer Bloodstock Shipping Conditions Stakes during Retro at the Races day at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury.
The Gold Cheongsam ridden by William Buick (red and white) goes on to win the Luck Greayer Bloodstock Shipping Conditions Stakes during Retro at the Races day at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury.
Cresswell Breeze on her previous appearance at Fontwell in 2015. Picture: Clive Bennett

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Jeremy Noseda has targeted the Oak Tree Stakes with flying filly The Gold Cheongsam.

The three-year-old daughter of Red Clubs returned to her best when flooring odds-on Music Master in the Lucky Greayer Bloodstock Shipping Conditions Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

And now, after putting disappointing early-season efforts behind her, The Gold Cheongsam is bang on form ahead of the Glorious festival.

Noseda is just hoping the recent hot weather continues and the ground on the Downs is quick.

The Newmarket trainer said: ‘The reason (for Saturday’s win) is simple – she got her ground, she can’t have it fast enough.

‘Seven furlongs is perfect for her and my plan is the Oak Tree at Goodwood.

‘It’s on the Friday and I hope they don’t over water.

‘I’ve had more of mine injured on over-watered ground than on quick ground.’

Meanwhile, Jane Chapple-Hyam is praying for rain after pencilling Captain Bertie in to make his debut for her yard in the Betfred Mile.

The five-year-old, formerly with Lambourn handler Charlie Hills, changed hands for 50,000 guineas at the Tattersalls this month.

He is among 66 confirmations for Goodwood’s richest handicap.

Chapple-Hyam said: ‘Captain Bertie has settled in fantastically well.

‘He has not left an oat, so I am very pleased. If we have some rain, he will be running in the Betfred Mile.

‘I was very keen to get him at the sales.

‘He has a good physique, his form, particularly with give in the ground, is very good and he seems to have a good attitude and temperament.

‘I think there is a big race in him but he definitely wants some give in the ground to be seen at his best.’