David Menuisier eyes Canadian International after Thundering Blue claims victory in Stockholm Cup
- Trainer David Menuisier is eyeing Canadian International with Thundering Blue
- Thundering Blue claimed victory at the Group Two York Stakes in July
- Menuisier said the Stockholm win was good practice for races in North America
Trainer David Menuisier is eyeing a tilt at the Canadian International with Thundering Blue after his stable star secured another big prize with a decisive victory in the Group Three Stockholm Cup at Bro Park in Sweden.
The five-year-old won the Group Two York Stakes in July before finishing a highly creditable third on his return to the Knavesmire for the Juddmonte International.
Dropped in class for this 12-furlong event, Fran Berry delivered Thundering Blue with a well-timed challenge to sprint past fellow British runner Crowned Eagle, who is trained by Marco Botti, and claim a clear-cut success.
David Menuisier is eyeing Canadian International after Thundering Blue wins in Stockholm
Our Last Summer set the early pace and hung on to claim third, with the placed trio coming home well ahead of the rest of the field.
Menuisier said: ‘It’s not easy with all the travelling and everything else, so I feel relieved and absolutely delighted.
‘He did it well and I think this was a good trial for some of those big races in North America as the track is very similar to those American turf tracks.
‘The Canadian International (at Woodbine on October 13) has always been the plan. It is only three weeks away so we’ll have to see how he is, but I think that is very likely to be his next target.’