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From the horse’s mouth: Sir Michael Stoute sprint star could be Dream ticket

DREAM Of Dreams is set to face 12 rivals when he bids for a first Group One win in the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock tomorrow.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute (pictured), Dream Of Dreams has been beaten by a head in the last two renewals of the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot — first by the Blue Point in 2019 and then by Hello Youmzain earlier this summer. He bounced back in spectacular style in last month’s Hungerford Stakes at Newbury and is the marginal favourite tomorrow.

Kevin Ryan’s Hello Youmzain struck gold 12 months ago and returns to defend his crown, while James Fanshawe saddles 2018 Sprint Cup hero The Tin Man, as well as Archer’s Dream.

Tip of the day

Afaak, 4.50, Ascot

Stable bites

■ ENABLE will face six rivals as she completes her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe preparations in the September Stakes at Kempton tomorrow — as she did before going on to claim her second Arc in 2018.

■ OVERSEAS jockeys will be permitted to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland following a change to Covid-19 quarantine protocols for sportspeople.

■ SISKIN will take on Pinatubo in a mouthwatering clash for the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp on Sunday.