California Chrome has settled in well at his temporary home in Newmarket, England. In an update posted on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, rider Robbie Mills described the colt as the “Boss of the Heath” when he heads out to exercise on the rolling green ground.
“When we meet another string he will have a good shout,” Mills said. “When he hears the click of a camera he wants to look around. He knows what it is all about and he knows how to have his picture taken.”
Stabled at the barn of trainer Rae Guest, California Chrome has been doing a lot of galloping over the course, getting used to the ups and downs of the undulating ground.
When asked about his feelings on the colt's chances in his next start, the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, Guest was candid.
“Impossible. He's a good horse, there's no doubting that, and it's a very sporting challenge by his owners,” the trainer said. “But this is a new discipline for him. He's got to deal with a new track, a new style of racing, a right-handed bend, and an uphill finish.”
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