THE Apache completed his preparation for Saturday’s Gr1 Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Chicago with a light piece of work under work rider Phil Shea at the track on Wednesday morning.
“He won’t be doing any more work before the race, all is well and he is race-ready,” said assistant trainer Steven Jell, who prepared The Apache at Mike de Kock’s Newmarket, UK, base.
Jell added: “The Apache improved several lengths after finishing fourth in his preparation run at York on 27 July. He should give a good account of himself.”
The Apache on the work track (Four Footed Photos).
The Apache looking fresh and alert with Phil Shea at Arlington Park.
The Apache with Steven Jell in his Newmarket stable before his send-off to the US.
Best of luck too THE APACHE.
I’m absolutely speechless and don’t really know what to say after they DQ’d The Apache from his Arlington Million win. Only in the United States would that result have ever been reversed. It wouldn’t have even been looked for more than 30 seconds anywhere in Europe. Hell of not to come all the way across the Atlantic Ocean with one of your top middle distance horses only to have your number taken down in the G1 Arlington Million. The Apache and Mike De Kock deserved that win, and from the United States.
That was so harsh. Fantastic effort Mike and team.