Inflamed Throat Thwarts Russian Camelot Planned Anzac Day Run
TAREN POINT, New South Wales – Russian Camelot will not compete in today’s Anzac Day Stakes in Melbourne. Danny O’Brien confirmed that his three-year-old charge had grappled with an inflamed throat. Hence, he cited that the leading contender in the South Australian Derby will not be able to make it in the 1,700-metre Handicap which will happen at the Flemington Racecourse.
On Friday afternoon, O’Brien cancelled the participation of Russian Camelot in the weekend lead-up sporting event, based on the news by Australian horse racing information and news website Racenet. Nevertheless, the bay-coloured colt is going to take part in the Group I South Australian Derby, as per his trainer. On Saturday, May 9, this 2,500-metre horse race is going to take place at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia.
Russian Camelot is the son of British racehorses Lady Babooshka and Camelot. He is a northern hemisphere-bred sporting horse that has two victories and a second from his four races. In today’s Flemington horse race, O’Brien’s charge had been an odds-on favourite. It is because Russian Camelot bagged a benchmark 1,600-metre competition by seven lengths last April 9. This horse race held at Pakenham featured the colt running after his trainer cancelled his participation in a match held at Caulfield five days earlier. In that sporting event, Russian Camelot reportedly played up in the barriers.
Meanwhile, after O’Brien scratched his charge from the Anzac Day Stakes, The Lifeline became the favourite for the Saturday competition. This champion of the Caulfield match was at $4.40, according to the news by Australian horse betting tips and news website JustHorseRacing.com.au. The Lifeline was ahead of Betcha Flying, the female racehorse that Chris Waller moulded. The filly was at $4.60. Adrian Bott described The Lifeline as highly competitive, honest, and overall exemplary.
He cited that his charge could compete for a robust 1,700 metres, especially at this stage of his campaign. Moreover, Bott pointed out that The Lifeline could place himself right in the competition. The racehorse is authentic and formidable, and that makes him challenging to get defeated as well, the co-trainer remarked.