Euro Charline back with Botti

Euro Charline has returned to England and back into the care of trainer Marco Botti.

It’s exactly a year since her debut win at Wolverhampton, off the beaten path for a horse who would develop into the only three-year-old to win Arlington’s Beverly D. Stakes.

The daughter of Vinery shuttler Myboycharlie was vanned from Team Valor’s Kentucky base on Monday to catch a direct flight to Stansted Airport, down the road from Botti’s yard in Newmarket.

Euro Charline is ready to resume training after about five weeks of down time to recuperate from minor surgery to a hind ankle.  A tiny bone fragment was removed by arthroscope after she developed lameness that prevented her from running in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on October 11.

Under Botti, Euro Charline finished second by a half-length in the Nell Gywn Stakes at Newmarket in her Team Valor debut in April and an unlucky third in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot before breaking through for a win in the Valiant Stakes at Ascot.

In the Beverly D. Stakes, the bay filly stretched out beyond a mile for the first time and dispatched three horses who would go on to win Group 1 races in their next starts.  Two of them, Flower Bowl winner Stephanie’s Kitten and E.P. Taylor winner Just the Judge, would continue on to finish second and third, respectively, in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

The Team Valor partnership that campaigns Euro Charline decided to send her back to Europe with the $6 million Dubai Duty Free at Meydan as a possible goal in March.

Euro Charlene