By Ray Thomas
The Australian Turf Club owns a slot in The Everest and is lobbying hard for the connections of Lady Aurelia to bring their champion filly to Sydney to contest the world’s richest turf race.
Lady Aurelia, a brilliant winner of four of her only five starts, is prepared by leading American trainer Wesley Ward, who is renowned for his success on the international stage.
Ward has been a regular at England’s famous Royal Ascot carnival over the past decade, winning nine feature races, including with Lady Aurelia in her stunning seven-length romp to take out the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes last year.
Lady Aurelia then won the Group 1 Prix Morny in France and that was enough to secure her the title of champion European 2YO filly last year.
She made a brilliant return to racing when she won the Giant’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland and is the early favourite to win the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.
Coolmore’s Irish training genius Aidan O’Brien is also using Royal Ascot to test The Everest credentials of unbeaten three-year-old Caravaggio and the outstanding mare Acapulco.
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