Dual Group 1 winner Ask, winner of last season’s Coronation Cup and Prix Royal-Oak has been retired and will join Coolmore’s National Hunt division for 2011. The son of Sadler’s Wells from the family of Nayef, Nashwan and Unfuwain was also a six-length winner of the Yorkshire Cup and was beaten only a short head in the Canadian International.
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute enthused: “Ask was as tough and genuine a racehorse as one could wish to train.”
“Oscar, Milan and Brian Boru, our three other sons of Sadler’s Wells, are doing exceptionally well and we would be very optimistic that Ask will follow suit,” said Coolmore’s Albert Sherwood. “He’s a fine looking horse with a great step so he’ll undoubtedly prove very popular.”
His fee will be announced at a later date.