Thunder Love and Corazon among George Boughey's horses in Group race action at Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting
George Boughey is hoping that an already impressive campaign can get even better during the three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting, which gets under way at the Rowley Mile today.
It has been very much a breakthrough season for the young Newmarket-based trainer, who has chalked up 70 wins this year and is currently operating at a strike rate of 21 per cent.
That haul has included two Group 3 wins in France, as well as Mystery Angel clinching the Listed Betfair Pretty Polly Stakes at HQ in May.
And now he has a handful of chances to open up his Group account on British soil, spearheaded by Corazon (16/1) and Thunder Love (25/1) in the top level Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes on Saturday (2.25pm).
Boughey said: “It looks like being dry and that will help Thunder Love.
“She is a filly who was very impressive in the spring and then we decided to give her a mid-summer break.
“She took a big step forward in the Flying Childers (finished fifth) earlier this month and we think she will handle the step up to six (furlongs).
“It will be great if she can nick a place, but we know that is going to be a tall order.
“We could have gone down the Listed route with her, but the target is to go to the Breeders’ Cup at the end of the year so this made more sense. Hopefully she can use this as a stepping stone for that.”
Meanwhile, on his Group 3 winner Corazon, Boughey added: “She has got plenty of speed.
“The winner of last year’s Cheveley Park made all and we’ll probably look to try to grab the rail.
“We think a lot of her and I’m confident she is going to run a big race.”
Boughey is also set to send Mystery Angel out in tomorrow’s Group 2 Princess Royal Stakes (2.25pm), while Cachet and Oscula are both contenders in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes on the same day (3pm).
“These are all horses that have really flown the flag for us this year,” said the trainer.
“It has been great year so far and I could never have imagined it going so well. It’s down to everyone’s hard work and it has paid off.
“And there is still plenty more to come this year, it is not winding down yet.
“We’ll keep battling away and hopefully there is more excitement around the corner.”