Thursday, November 01 2012
Breeders’ Cup European Report - October 31, 2012
While the horses from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables remain in quarantine until they are able to make their first appearance on the track Thursday, the trainer was at the barn on Wednesday morning and spent some time with members of the international media discussing some of his Breeders’ Cup hopefuls:
Of St Nicholas Abbey (defending champion in the Breeders’ Cup Turf), O’Brien had this to say, “I think it is safe to say you can put a line through his last run in the Arc. (Jockey) Joseph (O’Brien) knew after a furlong or so that the horse was in trouble on that ground, and did his best to look after the horse as well as he could. Hopefully it will be a different story on quicker ground here.”
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