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Appleby ready to send Barney Roy Down Under

5th August 2019, 17:44 by Tom Hill

Trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed stable star Barney Roy is in his team that will travel to Australia later this year.

The 2017 St James's Palace Stakes winner was last in action in June after finishing eighth at Ascot.

He claimed a Listed contest at ParisLongchamp in May, but the Newmarket handler believes an international campaign is now the perfect move for Barney Roy.

He will now skip the Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh on Friday with Appleby ready to test him in Australia.

Appleby said: "Barney Roy is on the pencil list for possible runners for Australia. We are just working out what will suit him best.

"He might not end up going there, he might end up going out to Dubai over the winter and running in Group races out there as he will have no penalties.

"I see him as an international type of horse for us now though. He is a gelding now with plenty of experience and a good level of ability.

"Whether he is an Australia horse, I'm not sure yet, but his focus will be international racing."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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