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If there were prizes for tough horses, Thunder Snow would be a candidate.
He has already run in five different countries, although some would argue that should be four because he attracted a lot of publicity when bucking and kicking as soon as he left the gates in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in May of 2017.
What happened that night is a mystery because, that run aside, he has mostly been a model of consistency in top races.
His efforts as a two-year-old included a wide-margin Group 1 win in France after he had finished fourth in the Dewhurst and been runner-up in two Group 2 races.
Before the Kentucky Derby he won two races in Dubai and, afterwards, he finished runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas and was third in the St James’s Palace Stakes
Saeed Bin Suroor said: “I’m happy with him – he ran really well. I think he would be better with easy ground, but I’m happy with the way he ran.”
Thunder Snow gained reward for his consistency when making all in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly and he hit the jackpot in the spring of 2018 when the runaway winner of the Dubai World Cup.
The Helmet colt was not at his best in the Juddmonte International Stakes on his latest start but bank on him bouncing back before long.
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