DAVID MENUISIER long term faith in Thundering Blue has been rewarded in no uncertain manner this season with the son of Exchange Rate climbing higher than the FTSE on a going day.
Thunder Blue completed a hat trick in handicap company last season and continued the success story with a length and a quarter defeat of Banditry in a valuable handicap at York in May but was able to cross the divide to Group company when beating Brorocco a head in the Sky Bet York Stakes over the same course and distance in July.
However, owner Clive Washbourne was quite ready to test his credentials still further when he shelled out £75,000 to supplement Thundering Blue for the Juddmonte International last month and that Maverick decision was rewarded when Fran Berry raced the lovable grey into third place to Roaring Lion.
The thoughts of Woodbine and Japan are now on Thundering Blues’ radar and the lion’s share of Menuisier’s prize money total of £317,413 and 11 winners so far for the season have obviously come from the aforementioned who has chipped in with £239,497.
Menuisier has thoughts of Autumn success with several of his team including Dragons Voice and Dancetaria and he kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his hopes for the coming months.