Thunder Snow handed Breeders’ Cup Classic target
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the main objective of the Dubai World Cup, according to several reports, the connections of the winner of the Dubai World Cup, Thunder Snow, point to his return to the US later this year and finally the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 3.
The coach of Godolphin, Saeed bin Suroor, said that the 4-year-old boy born in Ireland received a rest after the World Cup on March 31 and will return to racing with a start in Europe first, possibly the Prix Jacques Marois on August 12 in Deauville, France.
Bin Suroor revealed that his cargo is approaching the return to the track, with options at home and abroad in consideration for his return.
“He worked on Saturday and worked well. We’re happy with him and he has another piece of work coming up on Thursday,” the trainer told At The Races.
“We’ll keep the options open for him. Sheikh Mohammed (owner) will make a decision on his future plans.
“It could be the Juddmonte (International) at York, or it could be we could take him to America for the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
“That (Breeders’ Cup Classic) is the target for him. Sheikh Mohammed told me to find the races for him, maybe two races, before we take him to the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. That is the main race for him.
“He handles the turf and the dirt. I think to take him to America to run on the dirt will be good for him.”