Newmarket Handicap (1200m) winner Shamexpress

Newmarket Handicap (1200m) winner Shamexpress is being readied for a UK campaign. With nominations for this year's Royal Ascot Carnival set to officially close on Tuesday, Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien says all is on track for a tilt at international glory with his star colt. His key target is the King's Stand 1000m on June 18. “He definitely runs in the King’s Stand but we’ll evaluate once we’re over there whether he also runs in the Golden Jubilee Stakes as well,” says O'Brien. “He leaves in the first week of June and he’ll arrive in England two weeks before the King’s Stand....We’ll give him a jumpout at Flemington the week before he gets on the plane, he’ll leave for England really fit and once he gets to the Newmarket training complex he’ll probably only have one, maybe two gallops....He only had the three runs early in the autumn culminating in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington and he’s just been a very happy horse down at Barwon Heads since then, he’s going to get on the plane with plenty left in the tank and hopefully he’s good enough to win at Royal Ascot.”