American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 23:36
The ATC also holds a slot but would allow investors in slots to have the first crack at the flying filly, which has now won twice at Royal Ascot in two years and has won four of her five starts overall.
William Buick was content to take his time aboard the 11-10 market leader as his stable companion and pacemaker Toscanini took the field along at a furious gallop.
As Lancaster Bomber, stablemate of the odds-on Churchill, pressed on early down the straight, the market principals were wound up for their efforts, with the eventual victor coming under a maximum drive over a quarter of a mile from home. "I'm very, very excited".
"Fifth in a Group 1 against some of the best milers you could have thrown at you, so absolutely thrilled with that run".
The Godolphin team has endured a tumultuous few weeks following reports of unrest and the resignation of chief executive John Ferguson.
"It makes my job a lot easier when you ride a horse like that, it gives you a lot of confidence". And after choosing a powder blue ensemble for Trooping the Colour, Her Majesty returned to her go-to look for one of her favourite events. He broke the track record here today and that's not being disrespectful to the others, but he is just exceptional. Racegoers pack the grandstand and surround the paddock to get a glimpse of the Queen, her outfit of the day, the entourage that accompanies her, and the horse drawn carriages.
"It was good pressure to have, he was not odds-on in the end and he was the right horse to have the pressure with as sometimes you get favourites that can't win".
"He has done well since and I couldn't be happier with him".
"From that day, we've moved forward and we are really enjoying it".
There is a slight concern about the general form of the Irishman's yard but Highland Reel (4.20) could kill off such chatter on the fast ground he loves so much.
This race usually goes to a jumps trainer.
After the Jane Chapple -Hyam trained Kaspersky had outrun his odds by making steady headway from the back of the field to finish five and three-quarter lengths behind the victor Ribchester, Payne said: "That was a great thrill".