From Rob Edwards of the West Australian Newspaper
A testing gallop within the next six weeks will determine whether sprinter Rommel launches his comeback at Ascot later this year.
Trainer Neville Parnham put the Commands entire on light duties on a treadmill as part of his rehabilitation for a fetlock injury sustained before he was due to run in the Australian Guineas (1600m) in March. “I haven’t ruled Perth out,” Parnham said. “He could have two races at Ascot and then go to Melbourne in the autumn.
“He’ll come back in a week or two and have the same preparation.
“The injury looked pretty good with the ligament all filled in at this stage.”
“We’ll judge it when we put pressure on it in a gallop.”
Rommel edged out Disposition in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) last year and won at his first Caulfield start in the Zeditave Stakes (1200m) in February.