Purchased by Darren Dance in February this year and trained by Marcon Botti in the UK, Dandino was syndicated in Australian interests, myself included, and his effort to come from so far back on the turn to grab second spot was a fantastic run.
The horse has recovered beautifully at the Werribee Quarantine Centre and is cherrp rip for his next assignment, the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Marco Botti went one better for ATB on October 27th when grey gelding Tac De Boistron demolished his rivals by 5 lengths to win the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp racecourse in France.
Tac has blossomed under the care of the Newmarket based trainer since arriving back in the UK from Australia, with two wins and two placings from four starts.
On the same day at Hamilton in Western Victoria smart Matthew Williams trained mare East Star resumed from a lengthy spell to win over 1100 metres for ATB.
A leg injury forced the Dehere 4yo off the scene for 10 months but she looks to have come back in great shape and there is plenty to look forward with her this campaign.
ATB scored a double at Pakenham on October 21st when Darren Weir trained pair General Amour & Glockenspiel both saluted for their patient owners.
On October 5th ATB’s classy sprinter Platelet broke the million dollar mark with a brilliant victory in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington.
The daughter of Strategic has been a much underated mare for most of her career but that may now change after her 8th victory from 21 starts and earnings of $1,093,350.