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Dawn Approach could put his unbeaten record on the line in Sunday's National Stakes

Updated: Monday, 10 Sep 2012 14:44 | Comments

Dawn Approach (r) was last seen winning the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Now owned by Godolphin, he could reappear at the Curragh
Dawn Approach (r) was last seen winning the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Now owned by Godolphin, he could reappear at the Curragh

Jim Bolger's Dawn Approach remains on course to put his unbeaten record on the line in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

The son of New Approach has not been seen since his victory in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot due to the wet summer, since when he has been bought by Godolphin.

He could step up to Group One level for the first time this weekend after featuring among 18 entries for the race better known as the National Stakes.

His most high-profile rival, were he to line up, would be Aidan O'Brien's Mars, ante-post for next year's Derby.

However, O'Brien revealed on Monday morning that the Beresford Stakes was his most likely next port of call.

The Ballydoyle trainer is still likely to be represented, with Cristoforo Colombo and Nevis among a team of seven entries for the yard.

Mark Johnston's Heavy Metal and Ayaar from the Mick Channon yard are potential challengers from Britain.

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