Horse Racing News Week 42 2010

Week 42 horse racing news

Joshua Tree won the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine with Colm O’Donoghue on board. O’Brien’s colt was last seen in a disappointing St Leger at Doncaster where he finished fifth. The Pattison Canadian International is part of the Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and you’re in’ series. O’Donoghue Added that the horse was trained specifically for this race, missing the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in order to be able to participate.

Frankel is now considered to have no worthy opposition among the appreciated young colts after landing an amazing performance in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. He’s The 2 year old Frankel is aimed favorite at next year’s 2000 Guineas and Investec Derby with only the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster to unbalance his superiority.

Twice Over landed an undeniable win in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes following his stable mate Frankel who landed a win earlier in Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. Henry Cecil’s Twice Over was ridden by Tom Queally and came home a length and three-quarters ahead of the French raider Vision D’Etat.

Beresford Stakes winner, Casamento, is set to be supplemented for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster race at Monday’s confirmation stage.

Rip Van Winkle has retired to stud. The 4 year old was due to run the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Breeders’ Cup Classic but will join his sire Galileo at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. The decision was made due to the colt’s minor health problems that according to his trainer O’Brien would have prevented him from running the properly in the Breeder’s.

Azarel might be given a chance in the John Smith’s Extra Smooth Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. His trainer, Alan McCabe, said he’s pleased with the good going at Newbury

Casamento’s biggest threat in the Racing Post Trophy on Saturday is considered to be Dunboyne Express by Casamento’s trainer, Michael Halford. The trainer also added that the he’s pleased with the horse’s form and believes Frankie Dettori on board will give him an edge.