Cox Plate Aim For Aspetar


Aspetar | Scoop Dyga

G2 York S. winner Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}) is bound for Australia's G1 Cox Plate, having had to miss the G1 Juddmonte International earlier this month.

“If we can get him there, we're going to run in the Cox Plate,” Charlton told Sky Sports Racing. “He has to do quarantine himself for two weeks, then they [Charlton's staff] have to go via Sydney for two weeks before the horse arrives. Currently there are no flights to Sydney, so there are a lot of hurdles to jump. He would get there at the beginning of October and the race is the middle of October.

In addition to this year's York S. Aspetar took last year's G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly and G1 Preis von Europa, but Charlton indicated he thinks the 5-year-old gelding is below the cut required to win a G1 Champion S.

“If you ran him in a Champion S. here he might be fourth or fifth, he's an honourable little horse, but it's a sharp track out there and I think it will suit.”

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