The Dutch Art colt opened his account at this meeting last summer and is one of three possibles from the Charlie Hills stable, along with Cable Bay and Kiyoshi, from a total of 39 entries.
“Dutch Connection came out of Ascot really well. He lost eight kilos but has put that all back on,” said Hills.”The Qatar Lennox Stakes looks the obvious choice for him, although he is also in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly next month (July 12) and we will just see how we go.”I thought he did really well to win under a penalty at Ascot and he was giving a lot of weight away to the second (Fadhayyil).
“I just felt our horses were a under a cloud around Guineas time, but we never lost faith in Dutch Connection and hopefully he has a nice season ahead of him now.”Cable Bay has been good since Haydock. We decided to swerve Royal Ascot to focus on a Group Two and the Lennox has to be a strong possibility for him.
“He is improving now to what we thought he was as a two-year-old (second in Group One Dewhurst Stakes). He is a pretty good horse and we don’t know how good he is just yet.”