Newmarket suits Canarias - Leon

  • Last Updated: April 17 2014, 13:10 BST

Enrique Leon has no concerns about Noozhoh Canarias handling his first experience of Newmarket when he runs in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3.

Spanish trainer Enrique Leon
Spanish trainer Enrique Leon

The colt is set become the first Spanish-trained horse to run in a British Classic and his 33-year-old trainer was at the Rowley Mile on a reconnaissance mission.

Christophe Soumillon rides the colt, a 16/1 shot with Sky Bet, who suffered his only defeat in last October's Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere but made an impressive reappearance in Madrid on March 30.

"I just wanted to come over and sort some things and make some arrangements," said Leon, who used to work for James Fanshawe in Newmarket and rode the great Soviet Song.

"The horse will come over on the Thursday and will be stabled in Newmarket.

"The ground is usually drier here than in France, the conditions are better (for him).

"He has got beautiful balance and I believe he can adapt very well to Newmarket."


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