Undefeated Suesa Eyeing Commonwealth Cup


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The unbeaten Suesa (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) appears primed for a start in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Owned by Georgiana Cabrero and trained by Carlos Laffon-Parias for her first two wins-in a Chantilly maiden on Oct. 13 and in the Nov. 10 Listed Prix Yacowlef there–the bay was sporting the silks of George Strawbridge for her 3 ½-length win in the G3 Prix Sigy when making her 3-year-old bow on Apr. 20 for new trainer Francois Rohaut. The budding star continued her winning skein on May 17, when she was first past the post in the G3 Prix Texanita.

“She won them very easily,” said George Strawbridge's racing manager James Wigan. “I don't know what she beat, but she couldn't have done it more easily.

Currently, the filly is a warm order for the Commonwealth, but Suesa is second choice in the early wagering to Wesley Ward's 2020 G2 Queen Mary S. heroine Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), who would go on to win the G1 Prix Morny later in the summer.

“It's difficult to know because she hasn't taken them on, the best Irish or British sprinters,” Wigan said. “But she's shown herself to be better than what's available in France.”

Strawbridge's Group 1 placed Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is trained by John and Thady Gosden, is targetting the G1 Prix de Diane Longines on June 20. A winner when debuting at York last August, she saluted in the G2 May Hill S. on Sept. 10 prior to her run in the Oct. G1 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket.

“Her original target was the Prix de Diane,” Wigan said. “I think that's probably still the target, unless he [John Gosden] has changed his mind.”

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