John Quinn is set to play two in Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes with Liberty Beach and Keep Busy lining up at Royal Ascot.
Both horses raced with great credit in last summer’s reunion with Liberty Beach finishing third behind Battaash in Group 1, while Keep Busy was second behind Art Power in the five-stage handicap for the three-year-old.
The two faced off in their seasonal reappearance in the Temple Stakes in Haydock last month, with Liberty Beach taking home the Group 2 award and Keep Busy finishing fifth.
Quinn was pleased with the pair and can’t wait to see them bid for Group One honors.
“They work well. I’m very happy with them. They came out of Haydock well.” the North Yorkshire manager said.
“You could see from Keep Busy that the race was not lost on her. It was her habit. It was her style.
“Liberty Beach has also arrived. Both will happen. “
Quinn has a choice of races for his unbeaten two-year-old Tipperary Sunset, the Windsor Castle Stakes on Wednesday and the Norfolk Stakes on Thursday.
Ardad’s son looked smart as he added Beverley’s two-year-old continental trophy to his first success in Hamilton.
“We put it in Windsor Castle and we are going to put it in Norfolk,” he said.
“He’s come off very well in Beverley and I plan to pitch him in either.”
Quinn has Frankenstella in the Ascot Stakes, but the four-year-old filly is unsure of making the cut and the field conditions may not be in her favor.
“She might not come in and she might need rain to run. We’ll be keeping an eye on everything,” he said.