Prince of Arran aiming for Melbourne

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Prince of Arran trainer Charlie Fellowes wants to run in the Melbourne Cup after a strong showing in New York on Friday.

The five-year-old, who won a handicap race in Dubai earlier this year, was beaten by fellow Newmarket resident Call To Mind and French offering Canessar.
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However, Fellowes is optimistic for Down Under and says the flat ground will really suit Prince Of Arran going forward.

Fellowes said: “He ran a cracker and we’re very proud of him. He is very ground and track dependant – he needs quick ground and a flat track. Anything between 14 and 16 furlongs is fine and I’m sure he’d get further if we wanted him to. Having a horse like him is invaluable for a small yard like ours.

“I’d love to take him to Australia. All the tracks out there are flat and round and you usually get quick ground, so it would really suit him.

“Whether he’s high enough in the ratings to get a run in the Melbourne Cup, I don’t know, but I think one of the conditions of getting into the race is you have to be placed in a Group race, so at least we’ve ticked that box now.”

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