Tom Dascombe's exciting sprinter Kachy could skip Haydock Park this weekend in order to be kept fresh for Royal Ascot.

The five-year-old produced an exhilarating performance when defying a wide draw at Chester's May Festival to win by nine lengths, a huge winning margin for a race over five furlongs at the Roodee.

In the aftermath of that bloodless success, Malpas based trainer Dascombe had earmarked Saturday's Group 2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes as his next target, where he would face and receive 5lb from champion sprinter Battaash.

However, Dascombe could now save Kachy for the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot next month, a course where he has often produced his best.

Dascombe told the Racing Post: "He's in great shape and he came out of Chester well but I haven't quite decided whether we're going to run him yet.

"He seems to be a horse that benefits from a bit of time between races but he'll probably have his ideal conditions at Haydock so we need to really think about it. The alternative would be to go straight to Ascot.

"He's so relaxed now and he's got a different mindset. I don't know if that's come with age but sometimes when you ask a horse to jump from the stalls and go like a bat out of hell it confuses them."

Doctor Sardonicus made a winning start for Dascombe at Wolverhampton last month having moved from David Simcock's yard, and is set to take his place in the Temple, the trainer adding: "He missed Chester, which wasn't the plan, but he wants an easy five furlongs on quick ground and I hope he'll get that on Saturday."

Dragons Tail and Finninston Farm are both entered in the Amix Silver Bowl Handicap, while Fire Diamond and Teodoro are also entered in handicaps later on the card.