Appleby Splits La Barrosa, One Ruler


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Charlie Appleby has split Godolphin 2-year-olds La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and One Ruler (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) for their Group 1 engagements this weekend, with La Barrosa set to line up in the Criterium International in France and One Ruler in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.

‘TDN Rising Star’ La Barrosa is two-for-two, having followed up a debut victory at Ascot on Sept. 4 with a score in the G3 Tattersalls S. on Sept. 24. One Ruler is looking for his third win in five starts, having last been seen taking the G3 Autumn S. on Oct. 10.

“La Barrosa won the Tattersalls S., which turned into a little tactical affair but he got the job done. He has come out of it well,” Appleby said. “We know that as he is by Lope De Vega he will like the soft ground. He is likely to head to France at this stage for the Criterium International, which looks a small field but a competitive field.”

Of One Ruler, the trainer added, “As we saw, stepping up to the mile for the first [time in the Autumn] saw further improvement. He has come out of the race well. We had it in the back of our minds to look at the Vertem Futurity Trophy with him and he has done very well the last 10 days. We are pleased to let him take part on Saturday.”

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