Age Of Chivalry will start an ambitious spring campaign for a new stable at The Valley.
The seven-year-old won five races and more than $740,000 for the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra camp before Zahra took sole control of the horse for his last three runs.
Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr took over the gelding’s training earlier this year.
The $3m Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Flemington is Age Of Chivalry’s richest spring target but Price and Kent Jr have also earmarked the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Toorak Handicap for their stable recruit.
The rich trio of spring assignments are not merely dream targets for Age Of Chivalry.
The son of He’s Remarkable placed in both the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Toorak Handicap in 2019 and ran fourth in two editions of the Group 1 Cantala Stakes, before it became the VRC Champions Mile.
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Age Of Chivalry will start his campaign in Saturday’s Listed Chautauqua Stakes (1200m) with star jockey Jamie Kah to ride the son of He’s Remarkable.
Kah rode Age Of Chivalry in a track gallop at The Valley on Tuesday morning.
“Jamie Kah said he feels fantastic,” Price said.
“He’s going well.
“He’ll run on Saturday then go into the Sir Rupert Clarke.
“I think he’ll get in, he’s a 98 rater.”
Meanwhile, Price and Kent Jr had mixed results in the wash-up from last Saturday’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.
I’m Thunderstruck just failed to run down the winner Snapdancer while his stablemate Illation finished at the tail of the field with Kah telling stewards the previously unbeaten galloper made an unusual noise.
Price said vets would use the latest technology to investigate the cause of any issue with Illation.
“We’re going to dynamic scope him in a gallop on Thursday,” Price said.
“A dynamic scope is you tape a camera into the throat and from the pack it wirelessly relays back to the computer.
“We can study frame by frame, in slow-mo, what the throat is doing and it‘s the best test that you will get.”
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