As a part owner of Australian Thorougbred Bloodstock’s Dandino, it was exciting to see the son of Dansili touch down in Australia on Saturday and make his way to the Werribee Quarantine Centre to prepare for this year’s Caulfield & Melbourne Cups.
Dandino arrived from the UK with track rider and strapper Paul Francis and appeared to take the long trip in his stride, losing only 7 kilograms of weight and drinking plenty of water on the way.
After arriving at the Werribee Quarantine Center at Werribee racecourse, he had a 10 minute walk where he looked free and relaxed plus super fit.
Paul was very happy with his condition following his arrival.
The horse will remain at Werribee for his quarantine period and will be allowed out for work around 7am each morning.
His most recent start was the Arlington St Leger in August where he scored a strong victory over 2800 metres in Chicago.
Dandino was purchased and syndicated by Darren Dance at Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock earlier this year and has earned over $300,000 in prizemoney from one win and two placings in three starts for ATB’s UK trainer Marco Botti.
In his first two starts for ATB he finished runner-up in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket and Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He then travelled to the United States to win the 2013 American St Leger, making it back to back victories for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock & Marco Botti, following the win of Jakkalberry last year.
Dandino is a serious contender.