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NZ champion King's Rose set for Galileo date

KING'S ROSE, the New Zealand 1,000 Guineas winner of 2010, will be covered by Galileo at Coolmore this year after aracing campaign in Europe.

The Peter Moody-trained King's Rose is set to join her stablemate, world champion sprinter Black Caviar, on a trip to Britain to contest the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

King's Rose will end her racing career in Europe before visiting Galileo to be covered to southern-hemisphere time, before returning to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand to foal, according to Marcus Corban, racing manager for the mare's Hong Kong-based owner Dr Gene Tsoi.

"She's in great shape, I'm really pleased with her," Moody toldAAP Racing. "I'm going to run her first up in the Newmarket [Handicap at Flemington next month]. I think it will be a great option for her.

"She was a strong winner first up in the Memsie Stakes at 7f at Caulfield last preparation. The 6f up the straight fresh, big and strong, I reckon it's an ideal target for her."

Crowned New Zealand's three-year-old filly of 2010-11, King's Rose is by Redoute's Choice and out of the Nureyev mare Nureyev's Girl. Her half-brother by Fastnet Rock brought the top price of NZ$1.75 million at this year's Karaka yearling sale.

She is also a four-time Group 2 winner and was a short-head second to Albert The Fat in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1m at Flemington in November.

 

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