Cadeaux thriving in Singapore
Red Cadeaux is said to be in prime condition as he prepares for another performance on the world stage.
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The Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji on Sunday is the latest venture for Ed Dunlop's globe-trotter after taking in the delights of Japan (twice), Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai.
The seven-year-old trotted over the first lap with track rider Stephen Nicholson up and then cantered over a mile on the Polytrack on Monday.
"He's happy as Larry and he's fit as a flea," said Dunlop's assistant Robin Trevor-Jones.
"We'll have to step up on his work, though. He'll work on grass on Thursday. His weight is also good. He's very fit as he just came back from Japan where he ran two miles. They went pretty quick in that race - 11 seconds a furlong.
"A mile and a quarter is always a worry for him, but he's surprised us every time, like in the Dubai World Cup. Animal Kingdom took off early but he made ground on him.
"A lot will depend on the draw as well. I've done my homework and, over a mile and a quarter, I think anything between three and seven would be good."
Trevor-Jones believes German challenger Pastorius will pose the biggest threat to Red Cadeaux in the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece.
"If Pastorius brings his A game to Singapore, he'll be hard to beat, but if he doesn't, our horse will beat him," he said.
Godolphin's representative Hunter's Light also pleased connections when he cantered over 10 furlongs on the Polytrack.
"He's all ready for Tuesday's gallop on grass," said trainer Saeed bin Suroor's travelling foreman Richard Corona.
"He missed the last gallop last week because it rained. The track is perfect now - good to soft."