After the seven-year-old triumphed on Saturday 27, connections of Desert Encounter could put their sights on a Pattison Canadian International victory.
Desert Encounter has been a length winner of the Grade One heating last year, had a length to spare on this event over runner Alounak, and when beating fellow raider Thundering Blue.
The David Simcock-trained gelding has been enrolling a fourth win on the bounce after Group Three wins at Goodwood, Windsor and Newbury, and his team see no reason Desert Encounter cannot bid to imitate Joshua Tree, whos the only triple winner of this 12-furlong race so far.
Philip Robinson, racing manager for owner Abdulla Al Mansoori, advised www.woodbine.com:It would be lovely (to reunite in 2020). I dare say like he is now, for sure, if he is a horse that is happy, hell return. He loves it here, why not?
The last three or four races he has just never stopped improving, hes still improving. You expect it from a four- or five-year-old however I think hes improving a lot of.
Hes loving his racing – he is only in a very content place (in ) this moment.
While Joseph OBriens Red Tea was from the frame at the EP Taylor Stakes andrew Baldings Pivoine contested the International, but had to settle for fourth.
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