LIKE mother, like daughter. Lady Pauline will bid to emulate her famous dam Lady Aurelia when she lines up at Royal Ascot.
Wesley Ward looks to have unearthed another bullet-fast judged on her breathtaking debut last week.
The American trainer has plenty of success at the royal meeting in the past – and could be set for more.
Lady Pauline, who blitzed her opposition over four-and-a-half furlongs at Keeneland just a few days ago, is set to take on the Queen Mary in two month’s time.
Being a daughter of crack sprinter Lady Aurelia – who won King’s Stand – she’s certainly bred for the job, and Ward hopes she can land some good prizes this season.
“I’ve put a plan out there to go to Ascot in May for the race we won with Create A Dream a few years ago. The Stonestreet Stables (owners) guys will talk it over and decide, but the reason they sent her to me was to race in (Royal) Ascot.
“I think she’s a very good filly. Her work has been really nice since the start, and I’m excited about her for sure.
“If she doesn’t run in the May race in Ascot I would say it’s doubtful she’ll run before Royal Ascot. There is one race for her in Churchill, but that is on the dirt and I’d be trying to steer them (owners) away from that if we want to go for the Queen Mary.”
Ward also had news on Group 1 performer Bound For Nowhere, who’s likely to have another crack at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
He added: “He ran at the weekend and was beaten a short-head, but I think chances were compromised.
“I kind of like him to come from behind a little, and the jockey took him straight to lead – which doesn’t really suit him.
“He’s come out of the race in great shape, and I think he’s back to his best.”