Alligator Blood to the Waterhouse and Bott stable

Group 1 winner Alligator Blood will return to Sydney to be trained with the Waterhouse and Bott stable advising on Wednesday morning that owner Allan Endresz will be sending the four-year-old All Too Hard gelding to Tulloch Lodge after his recovery from injury.

After Alligator Blood finished at the back of the field in the Golden Eagle over 1500m at Rosehill on October 31st he was scanned when he returned to Queensland and found to be suffering a kissing spine which was due to be operated on with at least four months of recovery required afterwards.

Alligator Blood's former trainer David Vandkye advised Endresz that he no longer wished to train Alligator Blood and other horses racing under the Ezybonds banner.

“They have been good owners, they love their horses and we have had some amazing times together,” said Vandyke when the split was announced over the weekend.

“We are going our different directions now and we take good memories with us," he said.

Alligator Blood has won nine of his 15 starts, including the Group 1 Australian Guineas over 1600m at Flemington, and placed in three earning stakes of $1.8 million. He was disqualified from his win in the Magic Millions Guineas over 1400m at the Gold Coast in January after returning a positive sample to altrenogest.