Sport : Horse Racing

Joshua Tree in line for Canada

18th September 2012, 03:15pm

Bet with SkyBet  Future Flat Races. Click here to bet.

Joshua Tree: Ready to return to Canada

Joshua Tree: Ready to return to Canada

Joshua Tree will aim to regain his Canadian International crown next month following a highly creditable performance at Longchamp on Sunday.

The five-year-old was victorious at Woodbine when trained by Aidan O'Brien a couple of years ago and finished second to French raider Sarah Lynx 12 months later after joining Marco Botti.

He was beaten just over a length into third in the Prix Foy behind Japanese Triple Crown winner Orfevre last weekend and Botti feels a reproduction of that effort across the Atlantic will make him hard to beat.

"It was another good performance from him and he must be an extremely tough horse as he started off in Dubai during the winter and still seems to be running at his peak," said Botti.

"He keeps performing at a very high level and it was another good run on Sunday as he was coming back in trip against good horses.

"He will go back to Canada. That has been the plan for a while and we are not going to change now.

"If he can continue to run like he did on Sunday, he should go there with a very good chance.

"I know Sea Moon could be going, so you have to respect that kind of horse, but Joshua Tree is in good form and we look forward to going there with him."

Bet with SkyBet  Future Flat Races. Click here to bet.

Horse Racing Videos

    Alex Hammond's Tip of the Day

    Alex Hammond's Tip of the Day

    01-February-2015

    Sky Sports News takes you through all of the day's racing news, plus Alex Hammond's tip of the day.

    Making the weight

    Making the weight

    15-January-2015

    Sheikh Mansour's financial backing has benefited Manchester City, but what you probably won't know is that his money is also helping jockeys make the weight.

    Dubai World Cup Carnival Preview

    Dubai World Cup Carnival Preview

    08-January-2015

    Alex Hammond speaks to jockey Paul Hanagan ahead of this year's Dubai World Cup Carnival.

    Cloned: Creating Designer Horses

    Cloned: Creating Designer Horses

    03-December-2014

    This Sunday’s Sky Sports Originals documentary is a fascinating insight into the practice of cloning horses in equestrianism. Sunday 6:30pm Sky Sports 1.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites