Mick Halford's Certerach remains on course for a tilt at the Ascot Gold Cup after his heroics in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

The six-year-old ran a huge race to hold Cavalryman by a neck in the Group Two contest on World Cup night, with connections having a few anxious moments before a stewards' inquiry confirmed the result.

Halford told At The Races: "He was back home the Tuesday after, he's been in the paddock since and he's fresh and well.

"We'll start back riding him maybe tomorrow.

"I'm still enjoying the success, but I think we will train him with Royal Ascot in mind and we'd love to have a tilt at the Melbourne Cup later in the year if we think he will get in."