Char­lie’s Prince is off to Hong Kong

The Racing Paper - - News -

TRAINER Char­lie Fel­lowes has con­firmed that Prince of Ar­ran will con­clude a suc­cess­ful year in the Hong Kong Vase on De­cem­ber 9.

The five-year-old’s most re­cent out­ing was a third-placed fin­ish in the Mel­bourne Cup on the back of win­ning the Group Three Lexus Hand­i­cap at Flem­ing­ton. Fel­lowes had al­ready en­joyed suc­cess with Prince of Ar­ran in the UK, Dubai and the United States, so he is hop­ing for one more trip to re­mem­ber at Sha Tin in Hong Kong next month.

“Prince Of Ar­ran is a very happy boy,” he said. “He’s in a great place. He’s still out at Wer­ribee in Aus­tralia. He had an easy week last week and we’re just start­ing to pick things up again this week.”

“The plan is to fly to Hong Kong on Novem­ber 26 and he’ll be pre­pared for the Hong Kong Vase on De­cem­ber 9. Then he will have a long-over­due hol­i­day.”

The New­mar­ket han­dler added: “He’s been re­mark­able. If you told me in Jan­uary that ten months later I’d be fly­ing over for the Hong Kong Vase and go­ing there with a re­al­is­tic shout I’d have chuck­led!

“He’s im­proved and im­proved all year – men­tally rather than phys­i­cally. Men­tally he’s in such a good place.

“He’s en­joy­ing his rac­ing, which I don’t think he was as a younger horse.”

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