The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.
Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.
Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de Royer-Dupre.
Australian owners Gerry Ryan and Kevin and Colleen Bamford have met today to nut the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner’s future programme and trainer.
And their decisions will be made public tomorrow.
Americain’s French minder Stephanie Nigge is included in the deal as she will stay in Australia to look after the horse.
On Saturday, Kevin Bamford said there was much to consider.
We will talk about the options, including stud, the Ranvet, BMW, Hong Kong, Dubai but he probably won’t go back to Europe,” Bamford said.
“If he leaves Australia for a race, he will certainly be coming back. ”
Since, it has been established that next month’s Hong Kong Vase is off the agenda as time wasted in quarantine would have rushed the training programme for those Sydney races – the Ranvet and BMW.
Americain, considered by many as the best stayer in the world, ran an unlucky fourth in the 2011 Melbourne Cup won by Dunaden.
He was near the tail and widest, coming into the Flemington straight, only to be beaten by a length and a quarter under 58kgs.
He showed his true form winning the 2011 Zipping Classic at Sandown Hillside on Saturday.
Jockey Gerald Mosse gave him an easy time as he added the Group 2 to his imposing Australian record.
In five starts in Australia, the seven-year-old entire has won four including the 2010 Geelong and the 2011 Moonee Valley Cup besides the 2010 Melbourne Cup and 2011 Zipping Classic.
It is considered a great honour for any trainer to receive Americain but once in that stable, the pressure will be on.
To get the horse to perform to the dizzy heights of his past two seasons in Australia will be the key.