Racing Post – Charlie Fellowes on King Ottokar ahead of the Sovereign Stakes

Video from Racing Post. Charlie Fellowes’ stable star King Ottokar is set to drop to a mile for his return to action this week with an entry held in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury.

The son of Motivator finished third to Sangarius in the Hampton Court Stakes (G3) – over a mile and a quarter – at Royal Ascot last time out.

“He ran a lovely race at Royal Ascot. We felt that day, potentially, he didn’t quite get home.

“He had a really tough run round – he was drawn wide and had to challenge wide. I think he did very well to finish third,” Fellowes told The Henry Cecil Open Weekend.

The colt could head to the Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes (G3) at Salisbury on Thursday having been forced to bypass the Qatar Goodwood Festival earlier in the month, due to quick ground.

Fellowes said:

“Both of those races are over a mile. I want plenty of rain – I think if we are going to run him over a mile, it needs to be a bit of a stamina test. He is in good form and, fingers crossed, will head to one of those races.”

Charlie Fellowes will be opening his yard, Bedford House Stables, to the public on Sunday 22nd September for the Henry Cecil Open Weekend. He will be one of many Newmarket trainers opening their yards to give racing fans the rare opportunity to see behind the scenes.

Courtesy of JSC Comms

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