All's Good With Illustrious Blue

Oct 19, 2010

Our Melbourne Cup contender ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE is thriving in his lead up work to the Melbourne Cup.

Stationed at the Werribee quarantine centre along with the majority of the other International visitors, Illustrious Blue will have a couple of easy work outs this week before a serious gallop on Saturday morning as English trainer William Knight tunes his charge up for the big two miler.

A seasoned campaigner who travels well, Illustrious Blue has won twice over the Cup journey in England this year-including the Goodwood Cup at Group 2 level, and is currently eighth in the order of entry-thus guaranteeing him a start in Australia's richest race.