Avalon eyes Dubai run
CAMPAIGNING five-yearold gelding Streets Of Avalon in Dubai early next year is a consideration for trainer Shane Nichols but first he will concentrate on the rest of the Melbourne spring carnival.
Streets Of Avalon backed up seven days after finishing unplaced in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) to win yesterday’s Group 3 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield over 1400m with Ben Melham aboard.
Nichols said the idea of campaigning the gelding in Dubai between January and March, in races worth around $300,000, had been discussed. “There’s a spread of races in Dubai for him early next year but his rating might have gone up a couple of points so it might make it a little bit tricky,” he said.