CHAMPIONS MILE TRACKWORK

Trackwork video 02/05/2017


RAPPER DRAGON – HK

Cantered a lap on the all-weather track.
Trainer John Moore said: “All is going well, the way he worked on the weekend on the dirt was really good – he hates the surface and he still ran 11.4 (seconds) for the last 200m. He will gallop with a lead horse on the turf on Thursday morning.”

CONVEY – GB

Cantered one lap of the all-weather track.
Mark Westgate, assistant to trainer Sir Michael Stoute, said: “He's travelled really well – lovely. It’s not easy being more than 24 hours door to door but he’s coped well and settled in now. His appetite was down a touch when he arrived but that’s not abnormal, a bit like us having a touch of jet-lag. He’s quite bright in himself now. He had his first canter this morning and was just out there to stretch his legs. He’s fit having won two races on the all-weather at home this year and he’ll likely just need one breeze up later in the week.”

HELENE PARAGON – HK

Cantered a lap on the all-weather track.
Trainer John Moore said: “How he’s going, that’s a question mark. On face value, his latest barrier trial was poor, but we put him with a workmate on the weekend, we put him with Agree, who runs on Wednesday night. Sam (Clipperton) rode Helene Paragon and said he worked the place down. Sometimes, horses that are flat will work very well, so the jury’s out as to whether he can produce his best form. Health-wise, he looks fine and to the eye, you’d say he’s going to run a big race. He’s one of the big three, along with Rapper Dragon and Beauty Only, if he’s at his best. He’ll also gallop on the turf on Thursday with a workmate, but it won’t be with Rapper Dragon, I’ll keep them apart.”

STORMY ANTARCTIC – GB

Cantered one lap of the all-weather track.
Deepak Gaikwad, assistant to trainer Ed Walker, said: “He’s well. He’ll have a gallop later in the week, maybe after Ed (Walker) arrives. He’ll have look at him and decide.”

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Key Dates

  • March 20 - Free entries close
  • April 10 - Supplementary entries close
  • May 4 - Declarations to run