After a fifth place finish in the Godolphin Mile (G2), Brave Tin Soldier will make his American debut on Monday at Belmont Park. Formerly with Mike De Kock, the son of Storm Cat is now listed as being owned and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and will be one of six traveling in an allowance race at seven furlongs.
Brave Tin Soldier was one of the few horses who made up significant ground over Nad Al Sheba on the Dubai World Cup card. Well towards the back of the field early, jockey Christophe Lemaire advanced steadily while incredibly wide around the turn and then powered home to just miss third. The field he faces Monday is not particularly deep and could propel yet another Dubai International Racing Carnival performer to a return victory.