Bolger: QEII still on Dawn Approach agenda
Trainer Jim Bolger expects Dawn Approach to be over his recent ailment "in about two weeks" before a tilt at the QEII.
The impressive 2000 Guineas winner finished a lacklustre fifth in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday but returned a dirty scope.
"His scope wasn't good and he's a bit under the weather, which has been well publicised, but he should be all right in about two weeks," Bolger told Irish Horse Racing TV.
"We should have plenty of time to get him ready for October and the QEII [at Ascot in October] is firmly on the agenda. If he meets Toronado [in that race] it can't be worse then 2-2, even if he loses!
"He won't run in the Irish Champion Stakes, that's for Trading Leather. He's very well after Ascot and runs at York next week [in the International] before coming back for Leopardstown. He's the best staying three-year-old around."