NOAH From Goah, Light The Lights, Megnaas and Alec Laird-trained Smart Call arrived at Mary Slack’s Abington Place in Newmarket, UK, on Wednesday. Assistant trainer Steven Jell reports that all travelled well.
Noah From Goah (right), with Smart Call at Abington Place.
Jell detailed the trip from Mauritius:
“The horses flew from Mauritius to Nairobi in Kenya on Tuesday, where they spent three hours at the airport; then flew on to Liege in Belgium. The trip took about 13 hours, followed by a further 3-hour road trip from Liege to the so-called “Horse Hotel” in Amsterdam, where they got a deserved 12-hour rest.
“Today there was a further nine-hour trip from Amsterdam to Newmarket which included a Ferry Trip across the English Channel. After having to endure all that, they’ve arrived, they’re fine. They stretched their legs earlier, took a walk. It’s started raining here and it’s windy, they’ll be missing the island life.”