Trainer Charlie Fellowes is very excited for his stable star Prince Of Arran's run in the Melbourne Cup with the Newmarket handler hoping his seven year old can finally land the feature event having finished second last season.
Prince Of Arran is looking to make it third time lucky after placing on both his tries in the event and his handler is over the moon with his preparation into the race having finished fourth of 18 at Caulfield on Saturday in the Group One Caulfield Cup.
He finished a length behind the Chris Waller trained Verry Elleegant who managed to see off a strong challenge from the 2019 Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck for Aidan O'Brien.
What pleased Fellowes the most was how his runner stayed on in the final stages of the race to finish in the placings of the 1m4f contest with the two mile Melbourne Cup looking a realistic scalp for the veteran.
Fellowes reports the Shirocco gelding has come out of the race well, despite suffering a superficial wound and is still on track for the Group One at Flemington on November 3rd.
The Newmarket trainer said: “He’s really good. He’s come through it well – he’s fresh and bouncing and moving well.
“He picked up a little cut on one of his front legs, but that was it. It’s nothing major at all. He seems in good form.
“It’s all systems go for the Melbourne Cup again.”