Wednesday 18 October 2017

Bellini in Royal Ascot frame

Bubbly Bellini
Bubbly Bellini

Popular veteran sprinter Bubbly Bellini could join Ado McGuinness's team at Royal Ascot next month, subject to ground conditions.

The eight-year-old secured his third victory of 2015 at Cork recently and the trainer believes his charge is better than ever, with a number of big-race options open to the Mull Of Kyntyre gelding.

"He's entered in the Wokingham in Royal Ascot, but he wouldn't go if the ground was firm." said McGuinness.

"We have a few other options, there are a couple of big handicaps at home he could go for, but we'll see.

"His long-term target is the Ayr Gold Cup as he's more likely to get his ground at that time of year (September). I think that race would suit him perfectly.

"He has surprised me this year. I don't know where he's got his improvement from, but he's definitely improved."

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