CAPE BLANCO is likely to bid for a hat-trick of Grade 1 wins in the United States
with trainer Aidan O’Brien on Sunday confirming that the Joe Hirsch
Memorial Turf Classic over 1m4f at Belmont Park on October 2 is under
serious consideration for the four-year-old.
Successful in the Man o’War at Belmont and the Arlington Million on
his last two starts, Cape Blanco is entered for Australia’s Cox Plate on
October 22 but is unlikely to take up that option.
O'Brien said: “All the quarantine issues involved in going to Australia haven’t
been resolved and, while nothing has been finalised, we are looking at
the Joe Hirsch Memorial as possibly Cape Blanco’s next race.”