Aidan Fogarty is setting his eyes on France for Forever in Dreams as he plots the Group One programme for his well-regarded runner-up for the Commonwealth Cup.
Fogarty was not very sure of the apparent effects of his bet’s outstanding run finishing as a runner-up at Royal Ascot on Friday, or whether the future of Forever In Dreams depends on its Tipperary Stable, that is still in question.
Con Marnane, owner and breeder, sold the filly at the Goffs London Sale during the five-day meeting at the Phoenix Ladies Syndicate.
Everything changed when the filly outrun her odds of 20-1 to end a length-and-a-half runner-up with Advertise which was owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited, the central division of the very same operation in which Forever In Dreams arrived at the yard of Fogarty on a Sunday morning.
The team can start planning ahead and the first challenge is that of August’s Prix Maurice de Gheest who foresees a major France comeback, where Matthieu Palussiere trained grey and snatched her first two wins as a young filly.
On an interview, Fogarty commented that they will keep the horse. The trainer mentioned:
“She only traveled home this morning – she’s just arrived back in the yard, and went back super.”
He even shared that they would have to see how the horse will come out of the race. But, they also lean towards the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville as of the moment. That is one of their plans, reiterating that the filly may have to go back to France for that purpose in mind.
By record, it will already be Forever in Dreams’ second successive Group One task against rivals hinting her potentials with a Listed triumph at Haydock the previous month.
The trainer emphasized that they have a big filly and they hope that it improves every day.
Albeit not being sure of what is yet to come, they are looking forward to an exciting week as the Irishman waited long to discover whether Forever In Dreams was ready for a tough task and if the high-profile new owners are keen enough to keep her.
There was a bit of pressure for them. Good thing, the horse did great and they work along with lovely people who are easy to deal with.
As a whole, they are delighted with the very first runner in England, in which everything worked out super as Phoenix Thoroughbred dominated the race – a great all around for all of them.
Fogarty was never seen in the Ascot ever, and it was Forever in Dreams’ victory at the Haydock that gave him a champion at his first Britain attempt.
During the Royal meeting, the trainer commented that the affair was an unreal yet brilliant run. They are delighted by the performance of the horse.
The filly exceeded expectations, hence, they are very hopeful but they never thought that the results would ever be in their favor. To conclude, he wrapped up by saying:
“That was my first time at Ascot. We’ll be back again now, anyway!”