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Camelot's 2013 Plans Outlined

Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Following the 10th annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards in Leopardstown this week and the crowning of 4-time Gr1 winner Camelot (Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) as Horse of the Year, trainer Aidan O'Brien discussed the freakish colt's current condition, overall potential and likely race schedule for 2013, reports turftrax.com: "He's good. He had a colic, as everyone knows, but he's in great order now and back cantering. He's heavier now than he's ever been before. It looks like he's physically done well from three to four, so if everything goes well next year we'll look forward to him… We always felt his best trip was somewhere from a mile to a mile and a quarter, so he'll probably be campaigned that way… Hopefully he might start off at the Curragh in the Mooresbridge Stakes or one of those mile and a quarter races, then come to the Tattersalls (Gold Cup) and maybe have a look at (Royal) Ascot then. I think he'll be campaigned around a mile and a quarter… He was always very different and everything about him was always very special. He's an unbelievable looking horse with unbelievable use of himself and great balance. We were glad we were able to mind him and not destroy him to stop him showing his real ability, but he's very natural."

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