Silvestre de Sousa looking forward to Be Ready ride in Dewhurst
Last Updated: 09/10/13 10:38am
Jockey Silvestre de Sousa feels Be Ready deserves a shot at Group One glory in Saturday's Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.
With Aidan O'Brien responsible for eight of the 14 remaining entries in the Group One, Coolmore appear to hold all the aces.
However, Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation supplemented both Be Ready and Outstrip in an attempt to follow up their win with Dawn Approach 12 months ago.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Be Ready finished second to subsequent Royal Lodge runner-up Somewhat on his debut in a Listed race before easily accounting for a classy-looking field at Doncaster's St Leger meeting.
"He won a nice race and he's a horse who shows a lot at home, everybody likes him," De Sousa told At The Races. "Saeed was very pleased with the way he came out of the race and he's in good form.
"It would have been nice to have seen Barley Mow (second at Doncaster) finish a bit closer in France (fifth at Longchamp) but it was a nice race at Doncaster, I was very confident that day and I'm confident he's a nice horse.
"He ran a great race on his debut, that is very strong form and my horse is a horse for the future."