Quarantine Diary

Winston aboard Withhold for gelding’s final piece of work

Trained by Roger Charlton, Withhold has been impressive in winning his last two starts, and is one of the principal contenders towards the head of the market for this year’s Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m), despite not being guaranteed a berth in the Flemington showpiece. “Everything went well, he is really well within himself and... Read More

Count Octave enjoys a quiet day on Side Hill

Meanwhile, connections of Red Verdon were on hand to watch the son of Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) have a single canter around Side Hill, following on from his gallop with the Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince Of Arran (Shirocco) on the Al Bahathri yesterday. “He’s come out of yesterday’s gallop well and has been his usual cheeky... Read More

Melbourne Cup entrants put through their paces on Newmarket’s Al Bahathri

The Roger Charlton-trained Withhold, who beat Prince Of Arran by two and three quarter lengths in the Northumberland Plate (2m.5f) earlier this year, enjoyed a much quieter piece of work, following on from Ed Dunlop’s Red Verdon who worked upsides Prince of Arran in a noticeably faster exercise. Charlie Fellowes, who trains the latter, was... Read More

Duretto and Langley look in good shape on day eight in quarantine

The Andrew Balding-trained Group 3 winner Duretto (Manduro) worked upsides Japanese raider Langley (Deep Impact) in what was noticeably the fastest piece of work on Side Hill, with both galloping nicely. The son of Manduro (Monsun) holds an entry for the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) at Flemington and he was last seen winning the... Read More

First tests come back clear for horses in Newmarket quarantine

Exciting Godolphin trio Benbatl (Dubawi), Best Solution (Kodiac) and Prize Money (Authorized) looked in excellent order as they all made their way steadily up Warren Hill together. All trained by Saeed bin Suroor, the trio have lofty targets when they land in Australia with Benbatl likely to clash with Winx (Street Cry) in the Cox... Read More

All horses out for exercise on second day in quarantine

The Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince Of Arran (Shirocco) looked in good order as he made his way steadily round Side Hill, under the watchful eye of his young trainer. The five-year-old gelding will run first up in the Herbert Power Stakes (Gr 2, 2400m) at Caulfield on October 13 and also holds an entry in the... Read More