Quinn Doubly Represented In King's Stand


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Trainer John Quinn is set for a busy week at Royal Ascot, with G1 King's Stand S. starters Liberty Beach (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) and Keep Busy (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) among a possible four runners at next week's marquee meeting.

Those aforementioned 4-year-old fillies lined up against one another on their seasonal debuts in the May 22 G2 Temple S. at Haydock, with Philip Wilkins's Liberty Beach winning by a neck and Doreen Tabor's Keep Busy finishing fifth.

“They are working well,” the North Yorkshire-based Quinn said. “I'm very happy with them. They've come out of Haydock well. You could see with Keep Busy the run wasn't lost on her. That was her usual. It's her style. Liberty Beach has come on as well. Both will turn up.”

Quinn has options for his unbeaten 2-year-old Tipperary Sunset (GB) (Ardad {Ire}), who could line up in the G2 Norfolk S. or Listed Windsor Castle S. off wins at Beverley and Hamilton.

“We've put him in the Windsor Castle and we're going to put him in the Norfolk,” Quinn said. “He's come out of Beverley really well and I intend to run him in one or the other.”

Four-year-old filly Frankenstella (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) holds an entry in the Ascot S., but is not certain to make the cut.

“She might not get in and she might need rain to run,” Quinn said. “We'll keep a good eye on everything.”

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