By Mike Farrell/Daily Racing Form
The globetrotting Strike the Tiger (pictured here at Royal Ascot – black and gold silks) made another successful stop on his world tour in the $50,000 Stakes for 2-year-olds on the turf at Colonial Downs.

The unbeaten colt is 3 for 3 in a career that started at Churchill Downs. The next stop was England for a successful assault on Royal Ascot, capturing the Windsor Castle Stakes at 33-1 for trainer Wesley Ward.

Back in the States, the price was only 6-5 in the Chenery but the result was the same.

With Ariel Smith aboard, Strike the Tiger shot right to the front and was in command throughout. He finished a convincing 3 1/4-length winner over Red Rally with Clever Ralph third.

The time was 1:03.74 for the 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm course.

In the $50,000 Tippett Stakes, the companion event for 2-year-old fillies, Oceans of Honey ($16.60) was also a front-running winner.

She employed the same tactics as in her debut on the main track at Suffolk Downs.

Jorge Rivera was aboard for trainer Odin Londono Jr. as Ocean of Honey ran the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.11, beating Taking a Chance by a half-length with Maddie’s Odyssey third.

“I knew she had a lot of speed and I just tried to keep her as calm as I could,” Rivera said. “I knew what I had under me and used the same strategy as at Suffolk.”