Russian Camelot Will Return Soon, Gear Up for All-Star Mile 2021
MELBOURNE, Victoria – Danny O’Brien confirmed that Russian Camelot is coming back to work soon. The racehorse trainer provided his 4-year-old stallion with a break after the exciting runner finished eighth in the Melbourne Cup held last month. O’Brien cited that Russian Camelot had performed well at Barwon Heads, which is his home track and is all set to work again in the coming weeks.
According to the report posted online by Australian horse betting news and information website, Racenet, Russian Camelot’s first target horse race for the New Year is the All-Star Mile 2021. O’Brien confirmed this news, saying that the plan for Lady Babooshka and Camelot’s son is to permit him to compete in the All-Star Mile 2021 first-up. Then, Russian Camelot will journey next to Sydney for the Queen Elizabeth second-up.
O’Brien shared that, in the Makybe Dive, his black and brown galloper got defeated ahead first-up over a mile in the spring. He pointed out that their group, then, reckoned that event as the correct beginning point for Russian Camelot. The racehorse trainer said that his high-performing racehorse could well merely have those two tilts then be ready for the spring.
The All-Star Mile 2021 will take place on March 13 next year. Based on the details posted online by Australian horse betting tips and information portal, JustHorseRacing, this horse racing match will happen at Victoria’s Moonee Valley Racecourse or The Valley. The champion of the All-Star Mile 2021 will take home $5 million worth of cash prize.
The All-Star Mile 2021 nominations or entries will close on January 11. A public vote will determine the ten contenders. Selected lead-up horse races and Racing Victoria will produce the five remaining All-Star Mile 2021 contestants. In the 1,600-metre, weight-for-age horse race, Russian Camelot is an $11-equal favourite during TAB’s opening market.
O’Brien’s top runner shares the top line of the All-Star Mile 2021 wagering with Adelaide sprinter Behemoth and Perth mare Arcadia Queen. In the Group One Caulfield Stakes, Arcadia Queen beat Russian Camelot. However, O’Brien’s racehorse defeated home Arcadia Queen when the duo competed again in the Cox Plate.
Regal Power is the champion of the All-Star Mile 2020. The Alana and Grant Williams-trained gelding is $26-chance to repeat the effort. Meanwhile, in the early wagering on the rich horse racing event, also a $26-chance is Caulfield Cup winner Verry Elleegant. Mystic Journey is the inaugural All-Star Mile champion. At $15, the Adam Trinder-trained 2019 winner is on the opening All-Star Mile market’s second line. TAB placed Mystic Journey at a similar price as Caulfield Guineas champion Ole Kirk, Makybe Stakes winner Fierce Impact, and top New Zealand racehorses Probabeel and Melody Belle.
Greg Carpenter remarked that, for the All-Star Mile 2021, it was quite suitable that Mystic Journey was the first entry they received. He said that the original “All-Star” entered the history books as the first-ever champion of the All-Star Mile. The executive general manager for racing of Racing Victoria affirmed that Mystic Journey is a popular racehorse in her home state of Tasmania and all over the country. Carpenter relayed that this fact would make her owner, Wayne Roser, and trainer, Adam Trinder, confident, believing that Mystic Journey could gain sufficient votes to get into the top ten of the world’s richest mile horse race.