Gosden gives us sight of Frankel son Casanover
IT HAS been a busy time for Godolphin trainers this week in Newmarket as they prepare to fly some horses to Dubai to winter there in the warmth.
MASAR is due to go shortly, not to race just to continue his recuperating there. He is progressing nicely and trainer Charlie Appleby told me he is looking forward to having him back in training next season, where he hopefully will be racing against ENABLE.
THE horses fly to Dubai by Emirates Sky Cargo Boeing 777 aircraft, grooms and vets care and attend to their every need during the flight from Stansted.
Godolphin trainer Appleby will be popping between his Moulton Paddocks yard here at HQ and his Marmoon stables in Dubai during the winter. Saeed bin Suroor will be based at the Godolphin Al Quoz stables in Dubai but all will return in time for our new season come the end of March.
FRANKIE Dettori popped in to the Gosden yard this week to visit ENABLE and he told me how pleased he is to learn she is staying in training for next season and trying to land a third Arc at Longchamp next autumn. ENABLE looks absolutely fabulous at the moment and her coat is still in wonderful condition.
GOSDEN gives a first start at Wolverhampton this evening to CASANOVER and we are all looking forward to it. This son of Frankel was a late foal and has been patiently handled. Rob Havlin should have a good ride but next season over middle distances is when this colt owned by Princess Haya will be seen at his very best. RECENTLY retired EXPERT EYE has settled in well at his new surroundings at Banstead Manor Stud here in Newmarket and he should do well as a stallion for Juddmonte.
James Savage was sorry to see him leave the Stoute yard. How well James cared for him and rode the colt out every day.