Redkirk Warrior to play chaperone to Ascot-bound juvenile Luck Favours
Redkirk Warrior might help provide Australia with more than one win during Royal Ascot week with the super sprinter set to play an important parental role.
Anthony Mithen of Rosemont Stud confirmed on Saturday that his unraced two-year-old filly Luck Favours will not only travel with Redkirk Warrior but will also be stabled with the horse in England so as to help the northern hemisphere-bred filly cope with the travel and new surroundings.
The unraced Luck Favours thrashed her rivals in a Werribee barrier trial late last month and Mithen said that instead of the running taking a toll on the filly, it has done the opposite.
"She's put on six kilograms since the trial and she's thriving," he said.
Redkirk Warrior is to run in either the King's Stand or the Diamond Jubilee, while Luck Favours will contest either the Queen Mary Stakes or the Windsor Castle Stakes.
The pair are due to fly out of Melbourne on Wednesday.
Mithen said either local star Oisin Murphy or Australian star James McDonald will ride the filly in England.
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