Ascot

  • 14:15 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Stakes 5f

  • Winner £9,057 2nd £2,695 3rd £1,347 4th £673
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.49s
  • Off time: 14:15:17
14:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ventura Rebel 20/1
2nd Lady Pauline (USA) 4/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 311 White Zulu Zander (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-8 P D Evans Oisin Murphy 14/115.00
2 (4) 1 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Ventura Rebel 18
Distance Winner
2 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 20/121.00
3 (3) Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Can't Stop Now (IRE)
2 9-2 C G Cox A Kirby 20/121.00
5 (5) 6 Royal blue Full Verse (IRE) 13
2 9-2 C Appleby W Buick 7/24.50
6 (6) 1 Yellow, maroon chevron, yellow sleeves, maroon seams Lady Pauline (USA) 26
Distance Winner
2 9-0 bt Wesley Ward John Velazquez 4/111.36
Non runners
4 (1)Endowed29-2R HannonNon Runner

Verdict

Wesley Ward’s sprinters are no strangers to these shores and the North American trainer won this in 2016. LADY PAULINE is a half-sister to stablemate and King’s Stand heroine Lady Aurelia and romped home by a wide-margin at Keeneland on last month’s debut. Royal Ascot is on the agenda if successful here and she gets the vote. Zulu Zander followed a win in novice company with victory in a conditions race at Bath and made all on both occasions. He’s preferred to Ventura Rebel, who made a winning start at Thirsk recently while Full Verse started the shortest price of four Godolphin runners at Newmarket but finished behind the other three so more is needed here. Can't Stop Now represents last year’s winning yard and is preferred to Endowed of the newcomers.