Newspaperofrecord on the agenda for ascot

Chad Brown has Royal Ascot at the forefront of his thoughts for Newspaperofrecord after the long-striding filly lit up the early salvos of the Breeders’ Cup with a shocking front-running defeat of her Juvenile Fillies Turf resistance.

Dark colored had won the $1 million Grade 1 four times in the past ten years, however this girl of Lope De Vega, a 200,000gns procurement at the Tattersalls Book One deal a year ago, looks somewhat exceptional.

On delicate ground, she flooded into an overwhelming position once the doors opened and demolished the field from that point to extend her unbeaten record to three under Irad Otiz Jr. It was almost seven lengths back to Kevin Ryan’s East under Jamie Spencer, with Aidan O’Brien’s Just Wonderful taking fourth.

If Newspaperofrecord somehow happened to make a trip to Britain one year from now, Royal Ascot would certainly be the likeliest goal, and she could loan some genuine x-factor to the gathering were she to turn up in this kind of shape.

“I was exceptionally certain yet you never know with a universal field this way,” Brown said of his eleventh Breeders’ Cup champ. “She’s taken care of delicate ground previously yet never at Churchill – there were a considerable measure of questions here.

“She demonstrated her class today, her splendor. She’s a hard pony to beat since she has that great positional front-running rate and after that she kicks for home like a closer. What a freaky pony!”

Irad Ortiz Jr did not see another adversary on the splendid victor

Irad Ortiz Jr did not see another adversary on the splendid victor

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“This time, this one may be near coming over,” he added of a trek to Europe, before recognizing the job of Irish ex-pat Mike Ryan. “We’ll see. I offer credit to Mike Ryan. He’s my accomplice heading toward take a gander at these steeds and he discovered her in Newmarket.

“My entire group. Everybody put a great deal of energy into this steed and Irad rode a lovely race. Seth [Klarman] has been such a superb supporter of our stable since the plain start.”

Ryan is a bloodstock specialist, proprietor and reproducer. A local of Co Meath, he co-reared the 2007 Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming with Gerry Dilger of Dromoland Stud. The couple additionally pinhooked the 2015 Derby champ Nyquist.

Of the sprinter up East, Spencer stated: “She’s run exceptionally well from the draw that we had. She bounced from the door and she went right, so I had no choice yet to drop her out. This is just the third keep running in her life and one year from now, she could be exceptionally extraordinary.”

In the event that that is the situation, what may Newspaperofrecord be able to do? The Kentucky Oaks would be the conspicuous early season focus in 2019, however an outing to Ascot would be an intriguing prospect.

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