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    14 June 2023

    Burke: Elite Reputation Makes Them the Top Contender in Sports

    Elite Status – A Force to Be Reckoned With at Royal Ascot

    The anticipation is high as we approach one of the most prestigious events in horse racing, and Karl Burke’s unbeaten two-year-old Elite Status looks set to take center stage. Priced at a whopping 325,000 guineas during Tattersalls’ Book 2 sale last October, there was no doubt that this colt had some serious potential.

    A Son of Havana Grey: The Making of a Champion?

    With an impressive pedigree that includes his sire Havana Grey, who won six times for Burke and secured Group One success in the Flying Five Stakes in Ireland, it was clear from the start that Elite Status had inherited some fantastic genes. He made his debut at Doncaster with aplomb before going on to stun pundits with an incredible display at Sandown’s National Stakes.

    Burke has been singing praises about this youngster ever since. “This colt has more scope than his sire and is a bigger model,” he says. “He does his work, walks home, eats, sleeps – and that’s all you want in a racehorse.”

    A True Contender for Group Two Glory?

    As excitement mounts ahead of the Norfolk Stakes next week where Elite Status will make an appearance against Wesley Ward’s American Rascal amongst other top contenders,it seems like nothing can stop him now.As per Burke,”I want to get him there in the best shape I can.If I do,I think he’s the one they’ve got to beat”

    Burke has a strong squad of two-year-olds, including Dramatised and Holloway Boy who won at Royal Ascot last year. However, Elite Status is undoubtedly the stable’s biggest hope.

    What Does the Future Hold for Elite Status?

    Burke sees this colt as a six-furlong horse this year but believes he could go further in future. “The way progeny of Havana Grey are training on from two to three-year-olds,” says Burke, “I see him getting more than 6 furlongs as well.”

    The excitement surrounding Elite Status is palpable with fans eagerly waiting to witness his performance at Royal Ascot next week. With his unbeaten record and incredible potential, there’s no doubt that this young colt is a force to be reckoned with.

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