Lady Aurelia pulls away from the field to win the G2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June
Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Lady Aurelia was found to have “bled” in Saturday’s Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, which may have contributed to her tiring late in the stretch to finish third, trainer Wesley Ward told The Sun. In this case, bleeding indicates a case of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, diagnosed via a camera on a scope inserted via the nostrils.
“It was a head-scratcher and disappointing, but when we got back to the barn the vet scoped her and she ended up having bled with a score of three out of five, which, in a Group One, is enough to get you beat, probably,” Ward said. “It’s not good that she bled, but at least it’s a bit of an answer as to the reason why she didn’t kick on that last little bit of the race.”
Lady Aurelia, previously undefeated in a maiden special weight at Keeneland, the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Group 1 Prix Morny Stakes at Deauville, will return home to Stonestreet farm for 90 days of recuperation. Ward relayed that he expects the juvenile daughter of Scat Daddy to return to his stable at the beginning of next year, and that he will aim her to the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting.
Read more at The Sun.
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