Well Done Fox only run­ner in Le­ices­ter owner’s colours

Daily Mail - - Tennis - MAR­CUS TOW­NEND

THE Breed­ers’ Cup Ju­ve­nile Turf Sprint con­tender Well Done Fox will be the only horse to run this week in the colours of King Power Rac­ing. All other en­tries have or will be with­drawn as a mark of re­spect to their owner, Le­ices­ter City chair­man Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabh­a, who was killed when his he­li­copter crashed out­side the club’s ground on Satur­day night. Trainer Richard Han­non, who ear­lier this week laid a wreath out­side Le­ices­ter’s ground, was en route to Ken­tucky yes­ter­day to su­per­vise the run­ning of Well Done Fox in to­mor­row’s race. The horse trav­elled to Amer­ica last Fri­day. Blood­stock agent Alas­tair Don­ald, who man­ages the King Power string, con­firmed: ‘Well Done Fox runs. We are not run­ning any­thing else this week.’ Sri­vad­dhanaprabh­a had been a ma­jor in­vestor in Bri­tish rac­ing over the past two years and had around 70 horses in train­ing. Well Done Fox, the mount of Wil­liam Buick, is a 12-1 shot for the $1mil­lion Ju­ve­nile Turf Sprint. Mean­while, John Gos­den has said that al­though an in­jury­dis­rupted sea­son means his dual Arc win­ner En­able ar­rives at the meet­ing fresh for her run in Satur­day’s $4m Turf af­ter only two runs, he would have pre­ferred the sce­nario of last year when the filly had a busy sea­son, run­ning seven times and win­ning five Group One races. Gos­den said: ‘If I am be­ing ab­so­lutely hon­est I would have liked to have brought her here off last sea­son’s cam­paign. It was ab­so­lutely smooth and would have been on the crest of a wave. This has not been an easy year with her. She has been for­mi­da­bly strong in her mind to come through it.’ En­able had a gen­tle work-out on the Churchill Downs Turf track yes­ter­day un­der Frankie Det­tori. The Ital­ian also ex­er­cised Gos­den’s Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic hope Roar­ing Lion on the Dirt track and gave him start­ing stall prac­tise. Gos­den brushed off con­cerns af­ter the grey colt re­turned cov­ered in sweat. He said: ‘He was just play­ing. He is see­ing ponies and horses go­ing in all di­rec­tions. He also stood in the start­ing gate for four min­utes be­fore they could jump him. I’d be dis­ap­pointed if he didn’t get warm. He won’t get warm to­mor­row, I prom­ise you.’ Rain ar­rived in Louisville shortly af­ter noon yes­ter­day. That could throw up ground con­cerns, es­pe­cially for Sir Michael Stoute’s Mile hope Ex­pert Eye, who does not want soft ground.

Trainer: Richard Han­non

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