Friday, 30 May 2014

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Friday June 6, and Saturday June 7 2014 Running. 
... (Horseracing Global Media Zone) 

News from USA from Nicholas Godfrey

News from British Global Equus Zone 


Tuesday June 17, to Saturday June 21 
  News from USA from Nicholas Godfrey
"WESLEY WARD (USA) targets Royal Ascot with a team of four juveniles. (2yo's)

"Although a set back has ruled out last year's sensational  Norfolk Stakes winner No Nay Never for an intended appearance as a three year old  in the Jersey Stakes, the American trainer sent a team of four Royal Ascot contenders for a tune-up on the turf at Arlington in Chicago on Monday morning.

"Having followed a similar path in 2013 with No Nay Never before his triumphant visit to Europe, Ward expects to saddle Spanish Pipedream, Hootenanny, To Be Determined, and Lindy at this year's meeting.

"Ward's first groundbreaking visit to Royal Ascot  came in 2009, when he recorded a land mark double with the juvenile (2yo's) pair Strike The Tiger (Windsor Castle) and  Jealous Again (Queen Mary)

"Highly regarded Spanish Pipedream, who won a Keeneland maiden on her most recent start, could well contend the Queen Mary, in which Ward  saddled Sweet Emma Rose to finish second in 2013.  "They're not quite No Nay Never, but they do really stack up, "  said Ward.  "I think Spanish Pipedream is definitely better than  Sweet Emma Rose and possibly as good as or better than Jealous Again. "

"Hootenanny was beaten into third as odds-on favourite in a stakes race at Pimlico. "Hootenanny is talented, "


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