Breeders' Cup Classic could suit Declaration Of War
Last Updated: August 22, 2013 2:18pm
Declaration Of War: Possible for Breeders' Cup Classic
Joseph O'Brien feels a race like the Breeders' Cup Classic would suit Juddmonte International winner Declaration Of War.
The four-year-old claimed his second Group One of the season on the Knavesmire after winning the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot.
He had been put in his place by Al Kazeem in the Eclipse but turned that form around with his old rival only third.
Now he has conclusively proved his stamina over 10 furlongs as well as his fortitude, as the race came just 10 days after tackling Moonlight Cloud in the Jacques le Marois.
"He's tough, he tries very hard and takes his racing very well. He comes out of each race better than he went into them," O'Brien told At The Races.
"I thought I'd be much closer to Al Kazeem than I was in the Eclipse but whether I could quite beat him, I wasn't sure. The Eclipse was probably my fault as he nicked a couple of lengths off me and it took me half a furlong to get my lad going.
"I knew I'd give him a run for his money.
"We went a nice even gallop and there were no excuses, my horse galloped out to the line really well.
"I suppose he can go to any big race over a mile or a mile and a quarter, he's got lots of speed, stays well and has a great constitution.
"I don't think the Breeders' Cup Classic is out of the question, he jumps out well, has loads of speed to get a position and he stays."