Royal Ascot Option For Santa Ana Lane

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A tilt at 's biggest sprints are among options for Santa Ana Lane who has taken his Group One tally to four with victory in the .

Sam Freedman, assistant to his trainer father Anthony, said he had come through Saturday's star-studded race in good order and would now have a break before his next campaign was mapped out.

Feedman said the (1200m) at and the over the same distance are among races to be discussed but much would depend on whether connections decided to target races at home such as .

“The owners are pretty keen on Royal so Dad will definitely give it some thought,” he told broadcaster

“At Ascot, you need a horse that's got a stiff finish and you probably need a horse that can get 1400 metres.

“It's the same with the July Cup.

“He's won a Group One at 1350 metres so he's a really good candidate for it if we decided to go that way.”

Santa Ana Lane claimed his first Group One win in the 2017 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

This year he has won Adelaide's premier sprint The (1200m) and the Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) in Brisbane as well as the Sprint Classic.

He finished midfield in the $13 million Everest last month on a heavy track at Randwick after beating stablemate to win the Group Two .

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