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Champion Lady Aurelia Makes 2018 Debut In Saturday’s Giant’s Causeway

Keeneland Press Release

Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia will face nine rivals Saturday when she kicks off her 2018 campaign in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Giant’s Causeway.

The Giant’s Causeway, run at 5½ furlongs on the turf, will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time.

Trained by Wesley Ward, Lady Aurelia will be attempting to become the first repeat winner of the Giant’s Causeway. She used last year’s race as her 2017 debut for a campaign that included a Group 1 victory in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot in England.

She has not raced since finishing 10th as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Del Mar. John Velazquez will ride Lady Aurelia and break from post position eight.

The field for the Giant’s Causeway, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Excessivespending (Robby Albarado, 120 pounds), Lady to the Max (Alberto Pusac, 115), Morticia (Jose Lezcano, 125), Triple Chelsea (Adam Beschizza, 120), There’syourtrouble (Jose Ortiz, 120), Storm the Hill (Joel Rosario, 120), Jennifer Lynnette (Julien Leparoux, 122), Lady Aurelia (Velazquez, 120), Brave Daisey (Rogelio Miranda, 115) and Girls Know Best (Javier Castellano, 125).

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