The Golden Eagle looms as the first target for the exciting 3yo Irish gelding, Reve De Vol.
By Siyouni, out of the Dubawi stakes winning mare, Joalilliere, Reve De Vol has an official rating of 105 following his Listed Orby Stakes win at the Curragh over 2000m in June, and his narrow loss in the Group 3 Royal Whip Stakes in August. Over shorter distances as a 2yo, he was a dominant winner over 1400m, before finishing 3rd in a Group 2 over 1600m.
Annabel Neasham, who joined OTI in the purchase of Reve De Vol, will train the horse. Annabel said, “As a racehorse, Reve De Vol has all the qualities we seek for Australian success. He’s correct, has a superb pedigree, excellent feet, prefers firmer ground and possesses a good turn of foot in his races. We believe that he is a horse that is capable of success at weight-for-age level in Australia in races between 1600m-2200m.”
Reve De Vol has continued in work and will go into quarantine in the last week of September. Once in Australia, he will quarantine at Canterbury Park Racecourse, where he will exit in time to potentially take his place in the $7.5m Golden Eagle. Racing NSW has confirmed that he has the rating to gain a start in that race. There is also the second option to run in the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup, however at this stage, the Golden Eagle is preferred. On the basis of the horse’s condition, Annabel will then prepare the horse for his future career in Australia.
Reve De Vol will join Win O’Clock and Mirann on the Sydney quarantine flight for OTI. The initiative by Racing NSW and the ATC to provide facilities for horses to race in the latter part of the Sydney Spring Carnival, has opened up the opportunity to also race in the Melbourne and Perth features in November and December.