Friday, 25 March 2016

Ward Aims For Brocklesby Stakes

WESLEY WARD is wasting no time before introducing his two-year-olds to Europe this year, after confirming that Create A Dream will be his first runner in the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster.

Ward, no stranger to a success forays to Britain, will once again call on the services of Frankie Dettori for the race on April 2, the duo having tasted success aboard Hootenanny and Undrafted.

Create A Dream heads a team of five two-year-olds that will be shipped over and stabled at Manton, with pursuits in Britain and France being consideration.

"I work all my two-year-olds on the turf to look which have Royal Ascot competencies.'' 

When asked how the Brocklesby become a goal for a trainer who usually targets the highest tiers in Europe, Ward said that he wanted to test the waters ahead of the royal meeting. 

"I talked with John Sparkman, who's the manager of St Elias Stables and the proprietor Mrs Viola, and we decided to go forward with the Brocklesby, which kicks off your season," pointed out Ward. "I'm very excited to get Frankie aboard and with a bit of luck the good fortune with us will continue."

Reacting to the information, Doncaster clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "Mr Ward's transporter had contacted me about a week ago asking how early they could deliver a horse in so I'm not altogether stunned.

"I didn't realize what race it was for but when the Brocklesby is where it's going that is fantastic. We're delighted and we will see where it goes. or not it's impressive for Doncaster."

Ward first struck at Royal Ascot in 2009 with juveniles Strike The Tiger and Jealous  Again. 

In 2013 he pulled off the Norfolk Stakes-Prix Morny double with No Nay Never, while remaining season Queen Mary Stakes heroine Acapulco went on to be 2nd to her elders within the Nunthorpe.