Trainer Danny O’Brien has said he is full of confidence that his four-year old star Russian Camelot is ready to launch an attack on the All-Star Mile despite no lead up runs planned.
Russian Camelot will head to the All-Star Mile off the back of a very light preparation.
He had a very busy spring in his three-year old season, he ran twice in the mont leading into a solid Caulfield Cup run.
He followed that up with a terrific Cox Plate run and gutsy Melbourne Cup gallop to complete his campaign.
O’Brien spoke to RSN 927 about the path his superstar will take this autumn.
“He is very well. We’ve had him back under saddle now for a little over a week and he’s very happy,” O’Brien told RSN 927.
“Every day he gets the saddle on he is bouncy and wants to get on with it. He’s really pleased to be back in work.
“He’s just turned four, he’s still a horse that’s got natural weight-for-age improvement into this campaign.
“He had a really good campaign at the top level over the spring and we are hoping he can elevate himself a couple of lengths. The two races that he will contest – The All-Star Mile and the Queen Elizabeth – are probably going to be two of the highest rating races they will run for the rest of the season.
“He needs to be right at him best and probably a bit better to win them. But we think there’s still improvement to come.”