Liberty Beach will head to Royal Ascot on top of her game after she won the £40,000 Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday.
Trained in Malton by John Quinn and ridden by David Allan, the two-year-old daughter of Cable Bay (11-2) claimed the historic five-furlong dash by two and a half lengths from Rose Of Kildare. Liberty Beach had won on her debut at Redcar on May 27 and again showed impressive pace when it mattered in the silks of Peter Wilkins.
Quinn said: “She had to be pushed along the first two furlongs and it was almost like she’d had two races. But she’s a very nice filly and stayed on really nicely. Visually, she was very impressive so it was a lovely result. We’ll definitely think about Royal Ascot. There’s obviously the Queen Mary and she’ll also be put in the Windsor Castle.”
David Allan added: “She’s a brave ‘un, and I wouldn’t put them off from running at Royal Ascot.”