Royal Ascot On Radar For Shoals

A trip to Royal Ascot for the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. is on the agenda for dual Group 1 winner Shoals (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). According to her trainer Anthony Freedman the 3-year-old filly will point towards the G1 Robert Sangster S. at Morphettville in May as a stepping stone towards the Ascot race, last won by an Australian horse when Black Caviar (Aus) (Bel Esprit {Aus}) was successful in 2012. “We are just treading water with her at the moment,” Freedman told on Monday. “She’ll probably go to the Sangster so won’t go back to Sydney. We just thought Sangster was the perfect race and if she won there, I think there would be a strong push to do the UK thing. It’s certainly still an option,” he added. Shoals boasts an impressive race record, only once finishing out of the top two in nine starts and having won the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington last November, she atoned for her only below par run when winning the G1 Surround S. at Randwick on her last start earlier this month.