Melbourne Cup-bound Constantinople to miss Leger
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Melbourne Cup-bound Constantinople to miss Leger
Posted on 02 Sep 2019
AUSTRALIAN trainer David Hayes has confirmed his weekend purchase of Constantinople will mean the colt missing the St Leger.

Hayes has bought a controlling share in the Gordon Stakes and Great Voltigeur runner-up, who will now be aimed at the Melbourne Cup.

Constantinople, together with another Hayes purchase Cape Of Good Hope, is being switched from Aidan O’Brien’s yard to Jane Chapple-Hyam’s stable in Newmarket ahead of quarantine entry scheduled for Thursday week - two days before the Doncaster classic.

Hayes sees him as a similar type to last year’s Charlie Appleby-trained Cup winner Cross Counter, who finished second in the Great Voltiguer prior to his landmark success.

Cape Of Good Hope, who has been bought principally as a stallion prospect, is likely to be kept to shorter distances pending his stud career.

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