Esteemed British trainer Jeremy Noseda is looking at heading down under for the 2010 Melbourne Cup at Flemington this spring with his rising four-year-old Sans Frontieres.
Sans Frontieres was impressive last week claiming a surprise victory in the Group 2 Princess of Wale’s Stakes (2414m) at Newmarket Racecourse in Great Britain as part of the famous July Festival, showing he had bounced back from the injury that cut short his promising campaign last season.
Connections, including owner Sir Robert Ogden, are now considering the $6 million Melbourne Cup (3200m), held as part of the Spring Racing Carnival, as the end of season target for Sans Frontieres.
The Galileo colt is likely to first be aimed at the Group 1 Irish St Leger (2816m) at Curragh in early September before a decision on whether he will travel to Australia for the Melbourne Cup is made.
Sans Frontieres joins a growing list of international runners hoping to make the 2010 Melbourne Cup final field and be given a chance to win the world’s richest handicap.
Other overseas horses preparing for a Cup campaign include the Dermot Weld-trained duo of Profound Beauty and Rite Of Passage.
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