Three-time Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran is set to make his return to racing in the UK prior to another overseas campaign.
Prince Of Arran who ran a luckless third in last years Melbourne Cup is likely to make his return at Kempton in a Fast-Track Qualifier over two miles before heading back overseas where he does his best racing.
“He’s going to Saudi Arabia, provided everything is fine,” Fellowes told attheraces.com.
“He’s come back in looking too well, but he didn’t go out until late. He’s come back with a proper belly on him, so I’ll have to get some proper work into him.
“I think I’ll give him a prep run before Saudi, which I’ve not done before, but I just feel he needs it this year, so he might go to Kempton for a Fast-Track Qualifier over two miles in early February.
“That is two weeks before the Saudi Cup and it would work absolutely perfectly, so he’d run there, go to Saudi the following week and then off to Dubai.
“I just feel he needs the run this year. He loves Kempton, two miles there is perfect for him and should he win that – who knows what will happen with the pandemic – but it gives us the option of Finals Day if he gets qualified.
“It will open up a few doors as well as helping me get him fitter.”
Fellowes is yet to confirm whether Prince Of Arran will once again return for the 2021 Melbourne Cup but it is certainly likely if the horse continues to race well this year.