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Joshua Tree wins another Canadian International

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.

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  1. Joshua Tree certainly loves the turf course at Woodbine and he seems to love running in the G1 Canadian International Stakes. He’s managed 2 wins and 1-2nd in the 3 times he’s raced in the Canadian International Stakes now. Came into the race in rock solid form, too. In his 3 races prior to this year’s Canadian International Stakes, Joshua Tree had finished 2nd in the G2 Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket, won the G2 Prix Kergolay in France, and finished 3rd behind two multiple G1 winners in Japan’s Orfevre and Meandre in the G2 Prix Foy. I would love for Marco Botti to send Joshua Tree to Santa Anita in November for a crack at this year’s G1 Breeders Cup Turf. But everything I’ve been reading post-Canadian International seems to suggest he’ll return to Japan again to run in the G1 Japan Cup.

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