Breeders Cup Glory For Saxon Warrior Via Victoria Road
Aidan O’Brien’s representative came into the race on an upward curve, having won his last three starts, including at Listed and Group level. Dropping back to a mile at Keeneland,
Speaking after the race, Moore said, “There wasn't much room but there was enough of a gap and my horse showed a really a good attitude to quicken through. He's improved throughout the year and has won his last four now. You'd like to think he'll be more of a three-year-old than a two-year-old.”
Aidan O’Brien is also looking forward to next year with Vcitoria Road and said, “When Ryan rode him the last time in Chantilly, he took his time, came from a long way back, which is a difficult thing to do. Ryan said to me after that he thought he was our French Derby horse for next year. So he's a very exciting horse.”
Bought by MV Magnier as a yearling, Victoria Road is owned by Westerberg, Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. He is the sole Stakes performer bred by Trevor Stewart out of Tickled Pink, herself a half-sister to top-class race mare and producer Halfway To Heaven.
Saxon Warrior’s impressive start at stud is led by three Group winners and another three Group performers, including Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Gan Teorainn (Saxon Warrior).