Lady Aurelia Turns in Final Keeneland Work Before Return to England

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 8, 2017) – European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, on Tuesday covered 5 furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final work here before her next scheduled start in England in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. The 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly is to leave tomorrow for England, where she won the King’s Stand (G1) at Royal Ascot on June 20. 

Lady Aurelia started her work some two lengths behind stablemate and Grade 1 winner Hootenanny and finished about a half-length in front of her rival to her inside. Hootenanny’s time for 5 furlongs was 1:03.

Tuesday’s move marked Lady Aurelia’s fourth work at Keeneland since she won the King’s Stand. She opened her 2017 campaign by winning Keeneland’s Giant’s Causeway (L) on April 15.

Lady Aurelia races for Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel.

Also working for Ward on Tuesday was Hat Creek Racing’s Con Te Partiro, who won the Sandringham at Royal Ascot on June 21. The 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly covered 5 furlongs in 1:03. (Click here for a video of the work.)

Lady Aurelia and Con Te Partiro are graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale. Hootenanny sold as a weanling at the 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and as a yearling at the 2013 September Sale.

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