Redkirk Warrior on route to Royal Ascot

Redkirk Warrior, British born and bred, won his second-ever race at Ascot and now after 17 starts, three Group 1 victories and A$2.7 million in prize-money, the star sprinter has returned home on route to Royal Ascot.

The 7yo gelding by Notnowcato (GB), was originally trained out of Newmarket and he has now arrived back to be stabled at Jane Chapple-Hyam's Abington Place with Lindsay Park travelling foreman Dara O’Mearchair in charge. Dara having been to Japan with Boom Time and to Dubai with runners is well-versed in horse travel.

Ben Hayes who will also be in Newmarket overseeing his work, explained Jane’s got fantastic facilities, with a walker and a treadmill and it's close to the gallops. We are confident in Redkirk Warrior running a bold race at Royal Ascot, given everything goes smoothly and the horse is thriving."

"Fitness won't be beating, he's rock-hard fit, he's ready to go, and it will all be maintenance there in the UK." he added.

Royal Ascot race options look weather dependent with Ben admitting to leaning towards the Diamond Jubilee Stakes with a dry track.

Ben will also be keeping a close eye on British racing results and in particular on likely competitors as they prepare for their respective races.

Full of praise for Redkirk Warrior, Ben claimed “if you can win a Newmarket Handicap and a Lightning Stakes in the same Autumn, it’s that's good form for over in England so we are as confident as we can be, and I think it's the best chance we've ever had to win at Ascot."

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