05/02/2011 12:54PM

Chantilly: Ward has two more winners in France


The Keeneland 2-year-old maiden winners Everyday Dave and Judy the Beauty won allowance races over five furlongs on turf at Chantilly, France, on Monday for American trainer Wesley Ward, giving Ward three winners in France in a little more than 48 hours.

Saturday at Longchamp, Ward won with his first-ever French starter, Tiz Terrific.

Monday, Everyday Dave won by eight lengths as the 6-5 favorite, while Judy the Beauty won by a neck at 3-5. Jeffrey Sanchez rode all three of Ward’s winners.

All three are bound for the Royal Ascot meeting in England in June, though Ward has not stated which horses will start in what races.

Ward said last month that he was sending three 2-year-olds to France for prep races in an effort to make Royal Ascot. He said the decision was prompted by the elimination of the Three Chimneys Juvenile at Churchill Downs in early May, a race he intended to use as a prep race.

Ward became the first American-based trainer to win at Royal Ascot in 2009 when Strike the Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes and Jealous Again won the Queen Mary Stakes.