Winter Power ready for King’s Stand surge | Race News
Tim Easterby reports that Winter Power is in great shape for the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot after his impressive win in York last month.
The three-year-old filly claimed a big demand for sprint honors as she ran away with the Westow Stakes listed on the Knavesmire.
She was continuing where she left off last year, having ended a busy youth campaign with a convincing victory in the Group Three Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.
Easterby said: “She’s in great shape, she couldn’t be better.
“She was awesome in York, and she’s awesome all the time.”
The Great Habton coach also expects Art Power to be at its peak for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes after also making his seasonal reappearance at the May reunion in York.
The four-year-old burst onto the scene when he scored at Royal Ascot last summer, before winning at the group three level and running honorably in three groups one.
The Dark Angel colt blew up the cobwebs when he was sixth behind Starman in the Duke of York Stakes.
“He’s in great shape. His run in York has set him up,” Easterby said.
Lampang also booked his place at the royal reunion by ending a 21-month defeat at Hamilton on Thursday.
“It was good to see him come back to form. He’s a good horse,” said Easterby.
“He’s in Wokingham, and there’s the seven-yard race (Buckingham Palace), but I think he should go for Wokingham.
“He would have a very good chance. The steep six stages will suit him.”