Quarantine Diary

Muntahaa puts in strong gallop on the Al Bahathri

Last-start Ebor Handicap (1m6f) winner Muntahaa (Dansili) was first to be put through his paces and looked to produce a strong gallop, with his exercise rider asking for noticeable effort as he lengthened past the viewing stand. Moments later it was Nakeeta’s (Sixties Icon) turn to gallop along the polytrack surface, though last year’s Melbourne... Read More

British quartet step up Spring Carnival preparations

Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) entrants Marmelo (Duke Of Marmalade), Magic Circle (Makfi) and Muntahaa (Dansili) went up Warren Hill twice, while Nakeeta (Sixties Icon) was the sole horse to have a spin around Side Hill’s all-weather gallop. On Warren Hill, Marmelo and Magic Circle had an easy time of things upsides one another, with... Read More

Quartet settling in well to new surroundings

The Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) bound Magic Circle (Makfi) went round Side Hill gallops once in company with fellow Cup contender Marmelo (Duke Of Marmalade), while John Gosden’s impressive Ebor Handicap (1m6f) winner Muntahaa (Dansili) went up Newmarket’s famous Warren Hill gallop a sole time. Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo had a gentle cancer once more... Read More

All change at Side Hill as new horses enter facility

The quartet, which comprises British raiders Nakeeta (Sixties Icon), Marmelo (Duke Of Marmalade), Muntahaa (Dansili) and Magic Circle (Makfi), INSERT DATES HERE   The Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) bound Nakeeta finished a very creditable fifth behind Rekindling (High Chaparral) in last year’s renewal of the Flemington showpiece, while Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo (Duke Of Marmalade)... Read More

Final exercise completed before departure to Melbourne

Godolphin’s Prize Money (Authorized) was the only horse to venture away from either Side Hill or Warren Hill as he was put through his paces for the final time on the Limekilns, while French raider Marathon Man (So You Think) was the only horse to complete fast work on Side Hill. This follows on from... Read More

Final countdown as departure day looms

“They generally go out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for exercise but won’t on Thursday as they will have left before their exercise slots,” said Paltridge, managing director of IRT in Europe. “They are only hand-walked on the final day. The trainers decide what exercise they do on Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of their hard work... Read More