Sea Siren Fails To Deliver At Royal Ascot
June 24, 2013
Australian horses have a good record in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, but this year’s hope Sea Siren lacked a competitive edge over the 1200 metre trip.
The John O’Shea-trained five-year-old was ridden prominently by talented jockey Ryan Moore and was within touchiing distance of winner Lethal Force, but she faded in the closing stages and ended up coming home well behind in eighth.
After finishing second in the Doomben 10,000 a lot was expected of Sea Siren, but a busy Autumn could have taken it’s toll. O’Shea cited fatigue as a possible factor of Sea Siren’s below-par showing ”She just got a bit tired up the run in. Its a learning experience. She’s probably saying she’s had enough, she had a hard run in Brisbane.”
Sea Siren ran in the colours of the Coolmore group in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and will now be transferred to respected Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien for the remainder of the European summer campaign.
Elsewhere in the royal meeting, Dandino enhanced Caulfield and Melbourne Cup claims with a second place finish in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes over 2400 metres and the son of Dansili can be backed at 21.00 with Luxbet for the November 5th showpiece.