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If there were prizes for tough young 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.
What happened that night is a mystery because, that run aside, he has 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, since, has finished runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas and been third in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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 on his latest start when making all in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly.
Given his nature, expect to see plenty more of the Helmet colt.
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