By Kelsey Riley
Cartier champion 2-year-old filly and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) was “doing great” Sunday morning, the day after drilling elder rivals in Keeneland’s Listed Giant’s Causeway S., according to trainer Wesley Ward. The Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel-owned 3-year-old remains on-course for a return to Royal Ascot in June. Lady Aurelia won last year’s G2 Queen Mary S. at the Royal meeting and is likely to target this year’s G1 King’s Stand S.
“She’s doing great,” said Ward. “She’s feeling so great she can’t stand herself. There’s always an unknown factor, although her works suggested [she would run well], you never know until they do it.”
The Giant’s Causeway was Lady Aurelia’s first start since she lost her unbeaten tag in September’s G1 Cheveley Park S. In between, she had won Deauville’s G1 Prix Morny. Lady Aurelia is expected to fly to England about two weeks prior to Royal Ascot.