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A captivating show ignites dreams of Royal Ascot
A captivating show ignites dreams of Royal Ascot. Source: limerickleader.ie

A captivating show ignites dreams of Royal Ascot

As owners Amo Racing won the Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial EBF Conditions Stakes for the second consecutive year, Enchanting Empress purchased her Royal Ascot ticket.

Twelve months back, Alice Haynes' Maximum Impact obliged as an evens favourite. However, this time, David Egan gave Dominic French Davis' daughter of Sergei Prokofiev, the only filly in the field, an 11-2 chance.

21 days ago, she made her professional debut at Wolverhampton and won by a neck, demonstrating a great deal of heart. Rock Hunter was trained by Murphy.

Ffrench Davis is now planning to move up to six furlongs for the Albany Stakes at the major meeting later in the summer. This victory was achieved over a distance of five furlongs.

He said: “I think she’s done enough to come back to Ascot, but I think she is more of an Albany filly than a Queen Mary filly. She will definitely get six and will probably go further in time. It’s a fast pedigree, but she was behind the bridle at Wolverhampton and she was behind the bridle a little bit again today. She’s as tough as old boots and she answered when David asked her, so I think Albany is probably her target. She’s probably done enough for now and you don’t want to override these fillies. We’ll keep her fresh for Ascot.”

Her rider concurred that six furlongs is the Elegant Empress’ trip, with Egan adding: “If she does come back to Ascot I’d say six furlongs would be the more obvious trip. She’s not the most strong-travelling filly and you need that when you have the likes of the Wesley Ward horses, who would go a lot quicker than we did just there. She’d be more comfortable over six.”

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