With a current 20 per cent strike rate Ed Vaughan clearly is more than capable when placing his horses and 14 winners from 70 runners shows that given the tools he can get the job done.
The star on his horizon right now is the Roderic O’Connor filly Hikmaa who has won both her starts and take a step up in class in the Group 2 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday but he has several stalwarts on his hand to do battle in the closing months of the turf season including Staintondale Lass who will be another looking for black type this Autumn.
There are some unexposed three-year-olds at Machell Place in Newmarket with Astute Boy, Hang Man, Miramar and Whosyourhousemate well capable of breaking some ice and a personal best of 19 winners in 2014 and 2007 looks easily surmountable.
Ed said: “We have had 14 winners and about 14 second and eight or nine thirds so they have all been performing really well. With a bit of luck we should get a few more winners on the board before the end of the year and there are some nice types who can progress again next year.”
Ed kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can continue to prosper this Autumn.