Juddmonte Farms

SEVENTH GROUP WINNER THIS YEAR FOR KINGMAN

Summer Romance made all in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes Gr.3 at Epsom on Saturday (4th July) to become KINGMAN's seventh Group winner this year.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 5th July 2020:

Saturday's Princess Elizabeth Stakes Gr.3 at Epsom turned into an extremely tactical affair, with William Buick dictating on Godolphin's Summer Romance (KINGMAN) to make all. Always comfortable setting a moderate pace shadowed by the 1000 Guineas Gr.1 runner-up Cloak of Spirits, the Empress Stakes Listed winner was always holding that rival in the sprint up the straight, hitting the line with three-quarters of a length to spare.

Jockey William Buick commented: "She really deserved that. She's always been perceived as a nice filly in the stable. I'm just so glad she's got a Group win next to her name and she's a filly that should go through the grades nicely."

Charlie Appleby said: "It was a great ride by William and we are very pleased to see Summer Romance win a Group 3 race. She won on debut last year before scoring impressively in the Empress Stakes Listed race, but lost her way a little bit afterwards. We felt that she would come forward for her first run of the season in the 1000 Guineas and she has done it well in the end. It is nice to see her get her head in front and, while we have no immediate plans, we can think about looking for some more nice races."

Date: 06 July 2020