Strawberry ripe for Forest tilt

Strawberrydaiquiri is bang on target for the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.

Strawberrydaiquiri is bang on target for the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.

Trained by Michael Stoute, the four-year-old got back on the winning trail in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket in early May after a most productive campaign last season.

The Renata Jacobs-owned filly won four of her six races last summer, having not raced as a juvenile, and signed off with a fine fourth in the Sun Chariot Stakes.

“The Windsor Forest is the intention. She’s in good form, Sir Michael is happy with her and at this moment in time we hope to run,” said Gary Coffey, Jacobs’ racing manager.

“We are very pleased with her progression but we are under no illusions that the step up to Group Two company will be a bit more difficult for her – but she deserves a crack at it now.

“We feel that anywhere between a mile and 10 furlongs is her quota. We’d like to try her over 10 furlongs at some stage this season.

“She does have an entry in the Pretty Polly (Curragh) but that is only 10 days after Ascot so the likelihood is that will come too soon.

“This looks a solid Group Two with the Sun Chariot winner Sahpresa and Godolphin’s Antara entered, so it certainly won’t be easy.”

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