There is no denying that the Pattison Canadian International meeting at Woodbine is the premier meeting in North America for European shippers, outside of the Breeders’ Cup. Joshua Tree, winner of the Canadian International (G1) in 2010, second in 2011, and second in the 2012 Dubai Gold Cup (G3), gets Frankie Dettori for trainer Marco Botti. Wigmore Hall, winner of the 2011 Jebel Hatta (G2), and more recently the winner of the Northern Dancer (G1) at Woodbine in both 2011 and 2012, stands a big chance. Coolmore’s Imperial Monarch was installed as the morning-line favourite at 3-1, coming off a July break following his win in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (G2).
As De Trebol, a two-time Dubai World Cup Carnival participant, is in the Nearctic (G1) over six furlongs on the undercard, which is also supported by the E.P. Taylor (G1) for fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles.
For all the information about the Canadian International meeting, visit Woodbine’s microsite.