Alums from the Dubai World Cup Carnival and World Cup meetings tend to do well when racing in Canada, and Sunday was no different when Joshua Tree, owned by Al Naboodah & Albahou, won his second Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine. Annexing the race in 2010, and second a year ago, the son of Montjeu made all the running under Frankie Dettori to take the race, worth $1.5 million. A trip to Japan is likely for the Marco Botti trainee, followed by a return to Dubai with sights set on the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1). Dandino was second while Jebel Hatta winner Wigmore Hall finished fourth.
Siyouma, trained by Francois Doumen, won the EP Taylor (G1) for fillies and mares. Her connections reported earlier this week that the Dubai World Cup was a goal for the daughter of Medicean.