Andre Fabre eyeing Hong Kong run for Breeders' Cup hero Talismanic

    Andre Fabre believes a trip to Hong Kong is a "good option" for his Breeders' Cup winner Talismanic.
  • Wednesday 08 November 2017
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Andre Fabre believes a trip to Hong Kong is a "good option" for his Breeders' Cup winner Talismanic.

Winning at the highest level for the first time at Del Mar, the four-year-old beat Beach Patrol and Highland Reel in the Turf, stepping up on his previous third place in the Prix Foy.

"Hong Kong is a good option for him, but we need to see how he is when he comes home," said Fabre.

"I will discuss it with his owners (Godolphin), but he's still unexposed.

"The ground wasn't the difference, he's won on soft before, I thought he would be suited to the way the races in America are run.

"We wanted to run him in Saratoga in August, but he had a problem.

"The French style of racing does not suit him, he prefers a faster pace and then he can finish strongly.

"At Saint-Cloud when he won his Group Two, he got the strong pace and that was his best performance.

"He had a good draw, Mickael (Barzalona) gave him a great ride and everything went well.

"Cloth Of Stars has been nominated for Hong Kong too, but he probably won't go and we'll wait for Dubai."

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