Frederick Engels (yellow) recruited to continue his career in Hong KongPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Frederick Engels set to join Hong Kong exodus
FREDERICK ENGELS, one of the top juveniles of 2011, is the latest in a growing list of talented British-trainedhorses to be recruited to race overseas, after connections of the Group 2 winner confirmed that a "considerable" offer had been accepted for him to continue his career in Hong Kong.
"We acceptedan offer for Frederick Engels last week and he will race in Hong Kong. While there's no money in the bank at present the sale process is well on the way," David Redvers,bloodstock advisor to owner Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, said on Tuesday.
Winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group 2 TNT July Stakes at Newmarket, Frederick Engels was purchased by Redvers to race under Sheikh Fahad's Pearl Bloodstock banner prior to his Royal Ascot success and was arguably unlucky not to register a success at the highest level when meeting trouble in running in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes last month.
Despite returning to David Brown's yard in Newark with a respiratory infections after a below par run in the Group 1 DarleyPrix Morny on his last start, the son of Iceman had been priced at a general 33-1 for next year's Qipco 2,000 Guineas but is now unlikely to be seen on a British racecourse again.