Breeders' Cup Possible for King Charles III Heroine Asfoora

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Providing that she maintains her form over the summer, G1 King Charles III Stakes victress Asfoora (Aus) (Flying Artie {Aus}) could take her globetrotting trip to the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar, trainer Henry Dwyer said in an interview with racenet.com.au.

With that win at Royal Ascot, a race part of the 'Win and You're In' program, she secured a guaranteed fees-paid berth into the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Asfoora is the sixth Australian-trained sprinter to claim the race, formerly called the G1 King's Stand Stakes.

“The Breeders Cup came on the radar a fair while ago when they told me it was at Del Mar,” Dwyer told racenet.com.au. “We've heard great things about [the track] and I was very excited to put it on the itinerary provisionally. That was very much in the frame when the 'prep' started. It was four runs in Europe, then maybe over there [US], but we needed to win a 'Win and You're In' race to fund the operation.”

Dwyer also added in that interview that while he had planned for Asfoora to race in the G2 King George Qatar Stakes Aug. 2 at Goodwood, her Group 1-winning status at Royal Ascot likely meant she would be weighted out of the contest. Dwyer is currently looking to take his mare to the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes Aug. 24 at York before a trip to the States can be confirmed.

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