Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
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Group 1, York
£350,000 added,
2yo plus,
5f, Class 1   
Friday 25th August 2017

Wesley Ward expects his flying filly Lady Aurelia to 'bring her A+ game' to British shores again in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

Lady Aurelia
© Caroline Norris
Lady Aurelia

The five-furlong Group One sprint is next on the list for the brilliant daughter of Scat Daddy after she produced a stunning display last month in winning the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

John Velasquez was on board for that race with regular European rider Frankie Dettori on the sidelines with a shoulder problem.

The Italian is expected to be back in action soon and Ward says he intends of giving Dettori his option to partner Lady Aurelia in the Nunthorpe, a race she is 4/5 to win on 25th August. 

"She came home from Ascot and nestled back into her same stall at Keeneland and is bucking and kicking looking like a million dollars," Ward said.

"She'll be back in Britain on 10th August a couple of weeks out for the race and on what I'm seeing she's going to bring her A+ game and I'm going with Frankie if he's up for it."

Battaash broke the course record when wining the Group 3 Coral Charge at Sandown on July 8 and though Ward admits he knows little of Charlie Hills' gelding, he also suggests that his filly has nothing to fear.

"I wouldn't trade places with anyone. I haven't seen this horse Battaash but I wouldn't swap my filly for him or anyone else," he added.

"You want the easiest race possible, but when talking about the Group 1 Nunthorpe you are expecting to meet the best."

Battaash is an 8/1 chance to win the Nunthorpe at York.

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Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
(Group 1) (British Champions Series)
£350,000 added, 2yo plus, 5f, Class 1
27 entries
Going: N/A

Form Horse Age Wgt Trainer
112-836 Alpha Delphini 66 6 9-11 B Smart
145733 Alphabet 68 3 9-6 A P O'Brien
9719-45 Ardad (IRE) 69 3 9-9 J H M Gosden
10333-1 Battaash (IRE) 69 3 9-9 C Hills
2913-10 Brando 100 5 9-11 K A Ryan
1111-11 Caravaggio (USA) 63 3 9-9 A P O'Brien
910-907 Cotai Glory 66 5 9-11 C Hills
641300 Duke Of Firenze 62 8 9-11 D C Griffiths
215-16 Fashion Queen 69 3 9-6 D O'Meara
158419 Final Venture 66 5 9-11 P T Midgley
306-320 Goldream 66 8 9-11 R M H Cowell
61-247 Gorane (IRE) 68 3 9-6 H de Bromhead
765111 Judicial (IRE) 66 5 9-11 Miss J A Camacho
600-450 Kachy 62 4 9-11 Tom Dascombe
712-122 Kyllang Rock (IRE) 77 3 9-9 J Tate
1113-11 Lady Aurelia (USA) 66 3 9-6 Wesley Ward
1521-13 Marsha (IRE) 66 4 9-8 Sir Mark Prescott
63-1014 Muthmir (IRE) 66 7 9-11 W J Haggas
280-640 Orion's Bow 69 6 9-11 T D Easterby
41-1510 Priceless 66 4 9-8 C G Cox
1467-22 Profitable (IRE) 66 5 9-11 C G Cox
24-181 Son Of Rest 76 3 9-9 J A Stack
1360-75 Take Cover 66 10 9-11 D C Griffiths
2/18-212 Tasleet 62 4 9-11 W J Haggas
8121-51 The Tin Man 62 5 9-11 J R Fanshawe
7-71260 Washington Dc (IRE) 66 4 9-11 A P O'Brien
1006-50 Yalta (IRE) 63 3 9-9 M Johnston

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