Payne in UK
MELBOURNE Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne is in England to ride on the first day of next week’s Royal Ascot carnival.
Payne will partner 40/1 chance Kaspersky for trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) which features
Lockinge winner Ribchester.
“The horse is absolutely fine. We’re a 40-1 shot but I think we’ll run better than our price suggests,” ChappleHyam said.
Kaspersky has been purchased by Australian interests and ran second at Nottingham at his latest start.
He’s likely to travel down under later this year and be trained by Payne, who holds a dual licence.