Fastnet Rock to take on Europe SYDNEY – Preparations are well underway for Fastnet Rock to follow in the hoofprints of Choisir and take on Europe’s best sprinters during the English summer.
Trainer Paul Perry broke new ground when he took Choisir to the Northern Hemisphere in mid- 2003 where the colt won two races at Royal Ascot including the Group One Jubilee Stakes before running second in the July Cup.
Choisir was subsequently bought by Coolmore Stud for a reported $25 million. A syndicate of Coolmore personnel now races Fastnet Rock who is also trained by Perry.
He will kick off his campaign in the Lightning Stakes on February 5, the race that gave Choisir his first Group One victory.
“He’s already been vaccinated with a view to taking him overseas,” Perry said.
“The owners are very keen to go, but, of course, it will depend on how he comes up.”
Jockeys bounce back from fall BRISBANE – Three riders injured in a shocking fall in Monday’s Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben are expected to be riding again next week.
The injuries suffered by jockeys Jason Taylor (Admiral Spy), Brad Rawiller (Hit The Road) and apprentice Ben Hull (Jimidean) were not as serious as initially feared.
“Jason will have a week off but he will back riding again at the Silk Stocking meeting at the Gold Coast on Wednesday week,” Taylor’s wife Alana said.
“Nothing is broken but he does have some lower back pain, possibly some muscle damage.”
Rawiller will return to Melbourne to receive physio treatment on a corked thigh.
“I’ve got rides at Flemington on Saturday and hopefully I can be right by then,” Rawiller said.
Hull is expected to resume riding at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Stewards are yet to announce a date for the resumption of the inquiry into the fall.
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