Wesley Ward studies star sprinter Golden Pal to be firing on all cylinders forward of an meant tilt on the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
Final season’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Dash winner made a spectacular return to motion within the Grade Three Fast Name Stakes at Saratoga final month and Ward has now given the inexperienced mild to a visit to the Knavesmire, with Frankie Dettori in line for the trip.
He mentioned: “He had an unbelievable breeze on Saturday at Arlington Park and we’re headed for the Nunthorpe.
“Straight after his final race we actually did not know what course we have been going. There was the choice of ready a pair extra weeks for the Flying 5 (on the Curragh), however he is doing nice and he is scheduled to go away on August 13.
“I had a chat with Paul Shanahan (of Coolmore) and he had a chat with Mr Magnier, Mr Smith and Mr Tabor (house owners). The Nunthorpe is sort of a stallion-maker race and carries numerous weight at the moment of yr.
“He is acquired a direct flight from Indianapolis to Stansted after which off we’ll go.
“Frankie goes to trip and we’re excited.”
Golden Pal’s process at York has, on paper a minimum of, been made simpler by the retirement of twin Nunthorpe hero Battaash, a horse Ward admits he is filled with admiration for.
He added: “It is all the time a disgrace for racing each time an awesome outdated warrior like that’s retired.
“I’ve actually been a giant fan of his and have watched him for all these years. He acquired a giant following, so any time the curtain is pulled down it is by no means good for racing.
“I would not need to be taking him on when he is respiratory fireplace, that is for certain!”