Week 41 horse racing news
Paul Hanagan is back to lead to by nine over Richard Hughes, who is currently suspended until next Saturday, and bounces back in his efforts to claim the jockey’s championship, though being banned for one day following his win at Goodwood for improper whipping.
The 2 year old Zaidan is believed to have good chance of landing a surprise at the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. His trainer Clive Brittain says he’s up for it no matter which other horses run the race.
Aidan O’Brien is contemplating over heading four of his horses to the next month’s Breeders’ Cup. Rip Van Winkle is destined for either the mile or the classic while Fame And Glory will have a chance at the Turf. Bright Horizon and Together are also being prepared for the Breeders’.
Trainer Michael Halford, said Casamento will be supplemented for his upcoming run in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster two weeks from now. The trainer has stated he’s pleased with the horse, and holds great confidence in him.
Arctic Cosmos has suffered an injury during a training routine held on Saturday and was evacuated to the Equine Hospital in Newmarket for an operation. Connections have reported the surgery went well and expressed their hopes that Arctic Cosmos will recover for next year’s season. Due to his injury, Trainer John Godsen had no choice but to turn away from aiming the 3 year old twoards the Canadian International at Woodbine held on Saturday.
Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Poet’s Voice, will have a first shot on 10 furlongs in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor said Poet’s Voice is showing good form and he holds much confidence in the 3 year old to pull through a distance of over a mile and a quarter.
Whether Native Khan will participate in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday is yet to be decided. Trainer Ed Dunlop is counting on dry going and will hold his decision until Thursday, before declaring the horse for the race. Native Khan is aimed towards the Racing Post Trophy a week later in case he misses the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.
Sans Frontieres who suffered and illness that has ruled him out as potential for the Melbourne Cup, has recovered well enough for his connections to consider a go at the Breeders’ Cup Turf.