Marco Botti has earmarked an outing in next month’s Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten for Dylan Mouth, provided conditions are suitable.
The Newmarket handler is contemplating the mile-and-a-half Group One prize on August 14 as the next target for the son of Dylan Thomas ahead of potential trip to Canada for the Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine – a race Botti won in 2012 and 2013 with Joshua Tree.
Dylan Mouth made a winning return in a Group Two in Italy in May, but the five-year-old failed to make an impression when upped back in class in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
Botti said: “We don’t want to risk him on fast ground any more.
“He is entered in the Grosser Preis von Berlin on August 14 and that is a possibility as it is a race he won’t carry a penalty for winning his Group Two, but he will only run if the ground is good to soft.
“A race I have in mind for him a little bit later in the season is the Canadian International at Woodbine.
“It is over a mile and a half on a nice track and the ground is never fast.
“He is the kind of horse to travel further with as he is maybe not quite good enough to win Group One races in England or France.”