Ascot Winner Jealous Again Awaits Departure
Updated: Sunday, July 5, 2009 2:04 PM
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2009 4:17 PM
Jealous Again, five-length winner of the group II Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been sold to Godolphin and will be shipped back to England over the weekend to prepare for upcoming stakes.
While the other horses trained by Wesley Ward that competed at Royal Ascot were out on the track at Monmouth Park for the first time June 29, Jealous Again remained in her stall after being vetted by Godolphin. She was then transferred to Tom Albertrani’s barn at Monmouth after the deal was finalized to await her departure to England, where she will join Saeed bin Suroor’s stable.
“There are certain 2-year-olds of mine, from the time we start breaking them that I try to separate from the others,” Ward said. “The ones who are early developers and speed-oriented, we want to focus on getting the most out of them early, and possibly sell them so you can keep playing the game. She was one of those. She always had good early speed, but she made a little noise. When we switched to a figure-8 bridle it made all the difference in the world, and we were confident bringing her to Ascot because we knew she’d be getting more air.”
Jealous Again, a daughter of Trippi – Chi Sa, by Bold Ruckus who was bred in Florida by Harold J, Plumley, was owned by Ward in partnership with Mitch Dutko, Ron Brewer, and R. Abrams. Ward purchased her at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company.’s August yearling sale for $30,000.
After breaking her maiden by 11 1/4 lengths in her career debut at Keeneland, she finished second to stablemate Aegean in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III). In the Queen Mary, she burst to the lead and kept increasing her margin, winning by five lengths, becoming the first American-trained horse to win a group stakes at Royal Ascot.
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