BOLD Silvano, photographed with assistant trainer Steven Jell at Mike de Kock’s yard at Newmarket, UK, has recovered from his injury incurred during the Dubai Racing Carnival earlier this year.
Jell reports: “He stood in his stable, resting and recovering, for nearly five months. He took it very well and was well behaved nearly all the time. He only got a bit upset when the other horses went out to work, but we fed him a bit of lucerne to take his mind off the movement in the yard.
“Bold Silvano is groomed for about half an hour twice a day just to have company. Every lunch time and in the late afternoon I walk over to talk to him and I give him a good old scratch on the head and mane.
“He is active now. Many X-rays later he’s started walking in the yard. He also goes on the treadmill and horse walker twice a day. Hehas also been walking under the saddle around the Newmarket tracks but he gets bit wound up when he goes outside the yard. He should start trotting on the treadmill soon. He’s enjoying himself, he lives like a king here!”
Mike commented: “Bold Silvano will again be our Dubai World Cup contender in 2012. He’s getting all the recovery time needed and will be aimed specifically at the big race.”
Bold Silvano won the 2010 Durban July before being shipped to Dubai, where he won the Group 3 Al Maktoum Challenge over 1900m and was instated as favourite for the 2010 Dubai World Cup before being injured, taken out of training and shipped to the UK.