Charlie Appleby says preparing Emotionless for the Caulfield Cup later this year excites him.
It has been a lean couple of years for the Shamardal Colt who won the Champagne Stakes as a juvenile three years ago but raced just five times in 2016 and 2017 combined.
This year has seen a return to the track in January and a return to the winners circle in Newbury last month when he won the Listed Steventon Stakes and Appleby is happy with the Godolphin star.
He told the Sporting Life: "I'm pleased with him and he is heading to Australia for the Caulfield Cup.
"It is that time of year that the international scene comes to the fore. We've got our international team, they go into quarantine in the next couple of weeks and we're looking forward to it.
"Emotionless won the Champagne so impressively, then he met with a setback after the Dewhurst.
"During his three-year-old career it was hard work. As a two-year-old, he was a man against boys - he was just so much stronger. He was a big, strong two-year-old then others caught up with him and he went a bit weak and things didn't happen.
"We kept him as we believed in the horse and, needless to say, when they do what you hoped they would do one day, it is very satisfying.
"He has come out the race well, which is the most important thing, as he has been a fragile horse."
Article Posted on Monday 6th August 2018 @ 12.34
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