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O'Brien Trio Confirmed For Melb Trip
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's travelling foreman Andrew Murphy confirmed on radio yesterday that European stayers Septimus, Honolulu & Alexandra Volta will enter quarantine at Ballydoyle today in preparation for the long trip to the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Murphy explained: "We will stop at Heathrow, Dubai, Singapore & then arrive in Melbourne after approximately 27 hours. Septimus is an uncomplicated racehorse who should handle the travel without a problem. Aidan has been very impressed with the Melbourne Spring Carnival & he is super keen to improve our record down there."