Anthony Van Dyck will get guests draw within the Caulfield Cup

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Anthony Van Dyck gets visitors draw in the Caulfield Cup


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Anthony Van Dyck’s exterior barrier is an added impediment in his Caulfield Cup quest

Aidan O’Brien’s steady consultant T J Comerford has described Anthony Van Dyck’s exterior barrier as an added impediment in his Caulfield Cup quest.

Anthony Van Dyck drew barrier 21 within the Caulfield Cup however will come into 18 when the sector jumps on Saturday.

The 2019 English Derby winner may also should take care of high weight of 58.5kg.

In 2012, Dunaden carried 58kg and began from the skin barrier to win and Comerford believes the five-year-old son of Galileo can even overcome his massive weight and large draw.

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“On the identical time he’s ok. It’s one other impediment for him however he’s in nice kind and he appears to be like good,” Comerford mentioned at Werribee on Thursday.

“If he will get an inexpensive run he’ll be thereabouts. Hopefully (jockey) Hugh Bowman will get a superb run on him.”

Comerford mentioned Bowman would trip the horse in monitor work on Friday.

O’Brien’s travelling foreman believes Anthony Van Dyck is in one of the best situation he has been in all yr and is able to peak.

Whereas rain has been forecast and Anthony Van Dyck’s greatest kind is on agency floor, Comerford isn’t involved.

“He wants fast floor. I do know rain is forecast but it surely’s nothing just like the rain at house,” he mentioned.

Final yr Anthony Van Dyck completed twelfth within the Hong Kong Vase however Comerford mentioned to not take that into consideration when assessing his Caulfield Cup probabilities.

“That was the top of a protracted yr. This yr we didn’t begin racing till June. I feel he’s peaking right here,” he mentioned.

Comerford confirmed injured stablemate Wichita had been operated on by vets who efficiently repaired the fracture in his hind leg.

The difficulty was found after the horse labored on Wednesday, ruling him out of the spring carnival.

“They screwed his joint and he got here out of it nicely, prefer it’s by no means occurred. He’s in good order,” Comerford mentioned.

He mentioned Wichita would recuperate and finally return to the racetrack.

 



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