Cape Blanco set for another American raid

Cape Blanco could bid for a hat trick of American Grade 1’s as Aidan O’Brien revealed that another trip stateside could be on the cards for the Galileo colt.

Having already landed the Man O War and the Arlington Million on his last two starts Cape Blanco could make his next appearance in the Joe Hirsch Memorial Turf Classic over 1m4f at Belmont Park on October 2.
Plans for a trip to Australia and a tilt at the Cox Plate seem to be shelved as his trainer Aidan O’Brien explained

“All the quarantine issues involved in going to Australia haven’t been resolved and, while nothing has been finalised, we are looking at the Joe Hirsch Memorial as possibly Cape Blanco’s next race.”

Meanwhile it appears that Irish Derby runner up Seville is likely to be the only Ballydoyle challenger in the final English classic of the season, the St Leger.

Last seen when beaten by the impressive Sea Moon in the Great Voltigeur at York, Seville will be looking to end his classic campaign on a high.

“Seville is heading for the St Leger,” O’Brien said. “We have other entries for the race and I’m not sure whether any of them will run. We have been happy with him since his run at York.”


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