VIZTORIA produced a late charge under the guidance of Wayne Lordan to land the Park Stakes in fine style.
The Eddie Lynam-trained three-year-old, who was the only filly in the race, tracked the leading duo of Gregorian and Lockwood coming into the final two furlongs and kicked on inside the final furlong to win in comfortable fashion.
Lordan said: “Eddie [Lynam] told me she travels well and to sit as long as possible. She took a few strides to get to the line but she has done it well in the end.”
The daughter of Oratorio finished sixth behind Sky Lantern in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out but despite thriving in Group 2 company, Lordan believes she is now ready to cut it with the best of them.
“She is improving all the time,” added the jockey. “She has won a Group 2 now so next stop will be a Group 1.”
Part-owner Sheila Lavery said: “That was a bit awesome. We have been waiting for the ground and Eddie thinks she is a really smart filly, he is not here today because his daughter is riding in the Ladies Derby at the Curragh but I think he was very hopeful and Wayne gave her a lovely ride.
“She has got a very good record. She just needs a little juice, that is the key to her.”
Story and picture courtesy of Racingpost.com