Polydream

Polydream will be targeted at defending her Prix Maurice de Gheest crown at Deauville in August.

The Freddy Head trained four year-old filly has had an injury-hit career and was controversially denied a run in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, on account of her action during her slow paces.

The daughter of Oasis Dream impressed in the Deauville contest last year before disappointing in the Prix de la Foret at ParisLongchamp.

She similarly ran unplaced on her seasonal return, although the form of the stable has been disappointing.

Polydream ran better last time out, when third behind Hey Gaman in the Prix du Palais-Royal, suggesting she is slowly returning to her best form..

Pierre-Yves Bureau, racing manager for Polydream’s owners the Wertheimers, said: “We are not sure how to assess her two races this year. The jockey (Maxime Guyon) has been saying she does not stay a mile, which is why we dropped her back to seven furlongs for her last run.

“We were a bit disappointed with her that day. I think the winner is a very good horse, but she should have finished a clear second.

“We’ll see what Freddy wants to do next, but I think he will try to make sure she is at her best for the Prix Maurice de Gheest again. That distance (six and a half furlongs) suits her very well.”