Endless Acres set for Betfred Cesarewitch
Last Updated: 12/10/17 11:59am
The well-backed Endless Acres is one of 34 horses in a maximum field for the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Saturday.
Trained by Charlie Fellowes, the improving four-year-old has not been seen since finishing second to Thomas Hobson at Royal Ascot in June.
"It was a very easy decision not to run him since Ascot and aim straight for this," said Fellowes.
"Ascot hit him hard. He's still a bit babyish. He's a late foal and by Champs Elysees so bred to be a late maturer and that day it was very fast ground and 30C.
"He looked like he needed a break so I said to the owners we'll turn him out in the field and aim straight at the Cesarewitch.
"He's goes very well fresh - he won first time out - so I'm not worried about the absence. I didn't need a prep run.
"His form is rock-solid and everything has gone smoothly. We now just need a bit of luck."
All of the major ante-post fancies stood their ground, including Dubawi Fifty, John Constable and Withhold.
Tony Martin's chosen representative is Landsman, while Willie Mullins runs Laws Of Spin, Digeanta and Lagostovegas.
Noel Meade's useful hurdler Snow Falcon also makes the trip from Ireland, as does the Joe Murphy-trained Swamp Fox.
Rolling Maul and Percy Veer are the two reserves.