Caravel to Skip Royal Ascot, Aim for Jaipur

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Quatar Racing, Marc Detampel and Madaket Stable's Caravel (Mizzen Mast), winner of last year's GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, will skip an expected trip to Royal Ascot for the June 20 G1 King's Stand S. and will instead aim for the June 10 GI Jaipur S. at Belmont Park, trainer Brad Cox confirmed Tuesday. The news was first reported by the Daily Racing Form's Dave Grening.

“We just feel it's the right decision with getting her back to the Breeders' Cup,” Cox said.

Purchased for $500,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton November sale, Caravel won the GIII Franklin S. before her front-running victory in the Turf Sprint last November. Scratched from the Keeneland November sale just days after that win, the 6-year-old mare returned this term with a determined score in the Apr. 8 GII Shakertown S. and added a win in the Unbridled Sidney S. at Churchill Downs in her most recent start May 5.

The six-furlong Jaipur is part of the Breeders' Cup challenge series and offers an automatic berth in this year's Turf Sprint, which will be held at Santa Anita Nov. 4.

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