Phoenix Thoroughbreds’s Walk In The Sun (Street Sense) will make his first start for new trainer Martyn Meade in the G3 Jersey S. at Royal Ascot. Walk In The Sun, a €1.4-million 2-year-old who has won his only two starts to date, was previously under the care of Jeremy Noseda, but he moved to Meade last month when Phoenix removed all its horses from Noseda’s care.
“Walk In The Sun goes for the Jersey S. rather than the St James’s Palace,” Meade said. “He’s only won two novice races so it might be asking a bit much to go straight for a Group 1, so we’ll run him in the Jersey. Looking at his breeding, fast ground should suit and obviously it will be his first run on turf, which will be a bit of an unknown quantity, but I think conditions should suit him.”
Walk In The Sun has already been in headlines this week after it was alleged he tested positive for cocaine following his Lingfield novice race win on Feb. 27, and the British Horseracing Authority’s Robin Mounsey said, “It is BHA policy not to comment on investigations or speculation surrounding potential investigations.”