Or is he a real Euro? For Spanish Mission was bred in Kentucky by St Elias Farm, is owned by a group headed by Barry Irwin’s Team Valor and Earle Mack. But seventh lifetime will be his first in America.
Son of Noble Mission has been doing good work on the other side of the pond. He’s won two of six starts with three money finishes on two surfaces with a (3) 1-1-1 slate on grass.
Two of those two of those three turf starts were group stakes, winning one and finishing third by a neck in the other, his most recent start at Goodwood.
Trainer David Simcock has had success shipping to the States and it’s interesting to note that Irish jockey Jaime Spencer is not letting this guy out of his sights. Certainly not with a cool million up for grabs. He should handle any type of ground.
Taking Spanish Mission to win, needing 2-1 or more, and key-boxing exactas with possible ‘lone F’ A Thread of Blue (4-1) with Saez and the designated Chadster, Digital Age (5-2) and adding Kadar (15-1) to the exotics mix.
YESTERDAY: Peaceful had every chance but was outrun in the lane; no excuses. Personally, might give her a second look on firmer ground.