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Unbeaten Elite Status Set to Impress at Royal Ascot
The Norfolk Stakes is set for an exhilarating showdown as Karl Burke’s unbeaten colt, Elite Status, puts his record on the line. After two facile victories, the 325,000 guineas purchase from Book 2 sale at Tattersalls in October looks confident and ready to take on Wesley Ward’s exciting American Rascal.
A son of Havana Grey, who had six wins including a Group One success in Flying Five Stakes in Ireland under Burke’s tutelage has shown great potential. In fact, he emulated his sire with a stunning display in National Stake at Sandown after winning on debut at Doncaster.
Burke admits that despite being confident going into Doncaster first time out and improving before the National Stakes win; it surprised him how well Elite Status performed against such formidable opposition. However, his attitude and distinct walk suggest that this bigger modelled colt could surpass its sire eventually – which is very promising indeed!
Strong Squad Ready to Take over Royal Ascot
Last year saw juveniles Dramatised and Holloway Boy triumphing for Spigot Lodge handler Karl Burke. This season promises another strong squad of two-year-olds showcasing their talent as they head south towards Royal Ascot.
While all are impressive prospects none have made a bigger impression than Elite Status so far! The stable’s biggest hope undoubtedly lies with this talented young colt who seems poised to make waves when he takes on some of the best horses around.
A Win Will Open Up More Possibilities For Elite Status
Karl Burke knows what it takes to succeed at Royal Ascot having tasted victory there before. He wants nothing more than for all conditions to be perfect for Elite Status when he takes to the track.
With Burke confident that his young colt will stay six furlongs, and with Havana Grey’s progenies training on well from two to three-year-olds, there is a possibility of him going even further. He looks poised to make an impact not just this year but in future seasons too!