Asfoora set for Royal Ascot trip

Asfoora will take on the world at Royal Ascot. (Photo by Reg Ryan/Racing Photos)

Following her commendable fourth-place finish in the Group 1 Galaxy (1100m) last Saturday, the Henry Dwyer-trained Asfoora is now poised to embark on an overseas campaign, likely venturing to the UK.

Despite narrowly missing victory by less than a length to winner Zapateo in the prestigious sprint, Asfoora’s performance has paved the way for a potential journey to Royal Ascot if connections opt for a European venture.

“She was great, just a bit frustrating to get beaten 0.8 lengths and run fourth but she ran as well as she could,” said Dwyer.

“I’ve got a few calls to make in the next couple of days to work out what’s what, (but I’m) still keen for us to head over there.”

Highlighting the rationale behind the decision, Dwyer added, “At the end of the day, there are zero races for her here and there are six races for her over there, so we may as well go over.

“She’s come through the run well, she’s just travelled so well, which is great knowing what’s ahead.”

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