There wasn’t quite the dream start that Charlie Fellowes would have hoped for when his first runner from Bedford House, Cavalry Park, finished unplaced at Salisbury last Thursday but that situation was redressed later in the day when Carnwennan won the closing two mile handicap at York and I Am Magical added another touch of gloss just over five minutes later at Newmarket’s evening fixture.
Fellowes took charge of the historic Newmarket yard which was home to Derby winners Kahyasi and High-Rise in the middle of last month and has already shown he possesses similar traits to his globetrotting predecessor Luca Cumani with Prince Of Arran putting his name on the world map when landing the Lexus Stakes at Flemington last November.
Prince of Arran will be one of those doing battle once more this term, with Australia on his schedule again, and with 11 winners already from 82 runners the season looks likely to confirm Fellowes position as one of our progressive young handler.
Charlie said: “It is a great yard and the horse have settled in very well. They are happy here and hopefully we can look forward to plenty of success from our new base.”
Charlie kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those he hopes can do well for him from his Bedford House stables.