Chriselliam recovering well

  • Last Updated: January 17 2014, 11:20 GMT

Chriselliam is reported to be "well on the road to recovery" from a poisoned foot that has halted her training schedule.

Chriselliam: Classic campaign still on agenda
Chriselliam: Classic campaign still on agenda

The filly, rated the champion two-year-old of her sex in the European Thoroughbred Rankings on Thursday, is making good progress in the Valley Equine Hospital at Lambourn.

Trainer Charlie Hills remains confident that his Shadwell Fillies' Mile and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner will be able to continue her racing career and bid for Classic honours.

Co-owned by former champion jockey Willie Carson, Chriselliam is second favourite at 7/1 with Sky Bet for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 4. Miss France (5/1) heads the market.

"We just wanted to let people know that she's had a setback with a poisoned foot," said Hills.

"The vets have been doing a good job. She's at the Equine Hospital in Lambourn at the moment where Jessica Kidd and Roger Betteridge along with Ian Wright are doing what they can.

"She's had three good days and the infection is under control now. She's well on the road to recovery, but we don't know yet how long she will have to stay there.

"If this kind of thing was going to happen, then this was the right time. You wouldn't want it to happen in February. She's been a good patient and doing everything right. She's eating well and she's lying down which is good taking weight off the other leg."

Of the rating of 117 which the filly received in the international classifications, Hills said: "She is certainly, in my eyes, a top-class filly.

"She's got a great turn of foot and size and scope. You can put her anywhere in a race. She's got all you want, all you need to be a top-class filly and we plan to have a Classic campaign with her."

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