The conqueror of Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant in three of their four Sydney head-to-heads has spent the past two weeks in hospital.
Winner of more than £10m from victories overseas “got stuck in a bog” in last year’s Champion Stakes, the only G1 he has contested at home.
Godolphin jockey has been approached to take the reins on last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner in Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
The Newmarket trainer has confirmed that he was approached about an immediate rematch.
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Champion Stakes winner will have a change of headgear when he seeks to land back-to-back editions of the A$4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.
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Aussie supermare lands eighth G1 success with a one-length victory over Champion Stakes hero in Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.