Quorto to head straight for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas
10 Mar 2019
Charlie Appleby will unleash unbeaten star in Newmarket showpiece on his return from a winter break in Dubai.
Quorto wins the bet365 Superlative Stakesat Newmarket. Picture: Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com
Quorto is set to run in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket without a run beforehand.
Charlie Appleby plans to send the son of Dubawi straight to the colts’ Classic on May 4 – the first race . in this year’s QIPCO British Champion Series – on his return from a winter break in Dubai.
After winning his first two starts, Quorto maintained his perfect record when signing off for the season with a Group 1 victory in the National Stakes at the Curragh.
He is 8/1 for the Guineas and is expected to be among the new Champions Series stars this summer.
“Quorto has been wintering away well and doing what is being asked of him. Everything is going in the right direction,” Appleby said.
“The intention is to go straight to the Guineas. From two to three he has done well and has done what you would hope to see.”
Quorto will remain in Dubai until much nearer the start of his three-year-old campaign.
Appleby added: “He has done well cantering away – there have been no serious questions asked of him at this stage, but he is pleasing me in what he is doing.
“There is no set time for him to come back (from Dubai) yet, but it will be just before the Guineas. “