There couldn’t have been more on the line for Arthur Hancock III heading into the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Although one of several US 2-year-old colts will win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and likely be named champion of his division, there is no great uncertainty among the juvenile colts overseas. Air Force Blue (by War Front) is the top of the tree in England and Ireland after three consecutive G1 victories, the most recent being the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes on Oct. 10 at Newmarket.
Air Force Blue claimed a third Group One victory of the season when bounding clear of the field in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
AIR FORCE BLUE, held in the highest regard by his all-conquering connections, showed just why they think he is so special when powering to victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, a race in which the previously unbeaten Emotionless, billed as Godolphin’s big blue hope, finished last of the seven runners.