War Front’s European Success Enhances Force of Coolmore

As the flat season kicks into gear in Europe, few events have done more to whet the appetite than Aidan O’Brien’s announcement that he is likely to saddle only one colt in the G1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. It is not unusual for O’Brien to run several colts (or fillies) in a Classic, so there is one, and only one, obvious conclusion to draw from his statement: Air Force Blue (War Front) must be streets ahead of his peers within his own stable. If that is indeed the case, then he could be a very special horse indeed, a horse with the potential to light up the season.

Montego Bay Wins at Santa Anita

MONTEGO BAY chased outside then moved up four wide on the backstretch and into the second turn, continued three deep through that turn and into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up to gain the lead in midstretch and gamely prevailed under urging.