Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita still on Thunder Snow radar

Christophe Soumillon celebrates on Thunder Snow
Christophe Soumillon celebrates on Thunder Snow

Plans are currently on hold for dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow after he was scratched from an intended outing at Saratoga.

The five-year-old was due to run in the Whitney Handicap, but on the day of the race he spiked a temperature.

He returned to Saeed bin Suroor's stable in Newmarket on Tuesday - and while the Breeders' Cup is still on the agenda, where he runs before then is up in the air.

"He got back from Saratoga today," said Bin Suroor.

"The horse ran a temperature, which was why we had to scratch him from the race.

"There are no plans for him at the moment - we'll just keep monitoring him and see how he is doing and make a plan when we think he's better."

Patience is likely to be needed in the meantime.

Bin Suroor added: "The Breeders' Cup is obviously the plan - and I'd like to get a race in somewhere - but until we can start training him again, we don't know where that will be.

"It was just unlucky. Before the race, he had been training really well, and he would have had a good chance in the race."

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Don't miss the latest Value Bet preview for York1

Value Bet: Classic Comedy

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and he's taking on Crystal Ocean in the big one.

Oli Bell looks ahead to the action on the Knavesmire
2

Oli Bell: A Vital' wager

Oli Bell is backing Joseph O'Brien to send out a winner at York on Wednesday - he has five day one selections as the Ebor Festival gets under way.

Simon Holt picks out his best bets for York3

Simon Holt: Valdermoro magic

Richard Fahey's Valdermoro is one of Simon Holt's two tips for Wednesday's high-class action at York.

Check out Richard Fahey's thoughts right here
4

Richard Fahey: Moro the merrier

Our star columnist has a horse-by-horse guide to his team for the first two days of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Check out the latest daily tipping preview5

Wednesday's racing preview

Crystal Ocean can live up to his billing in the Juddmonte International, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Wednesday.

Most Read Racing

Don't miss the latest Value Bet preview for York1

Value Bet: Classic Comedy

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and he's taking on Crystal Ocean in the big one.

Oli Bell looks ahead to the action on the Knavesmire
2

Oli Bell: A Vital' wager

Oli Bell is backing Joseph O'Brien to send out a winner at York on Wednesday - he has five day one selections as the Ebor Festival gets under way.

Simon Holt picks out his best bets for York3

Simon Holt: Valdermoro magic

Richard Fahey's Valdermoro is one of Simon Holt's two tips for Wednesday's high-class action at York.

Check out Richard Fahey's thoughts right here
4

Richard Fahey: Moro the merrier

Our star columnist has a horse-by-horse guide to his team for the first two days of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Check out the latest daily tipping preview5

Wednesday's racing preview

Crystal Ocean can live up to his billing in the Juddmonte International, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Wednesday.

Next Race Off

21:33 Fort Erie
4
(4)
Crime Wave
J: Keveh Nicholls
3
(3)
Danny's Rush
J: Pierre Mailhot
5
(5)
Signature Twirl
J: Krista Carignan
1
(1)
J M R Silent Sam
J: Juan Crawford
2
(2)
Rightfromthe Gecko
J: Sunny Singh

Racing Tips

Don't miss the latest Value Bet preview for York

Value Bet: Classic Comedy

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and he's taking on Crystal Ocean in the big one.

Simon Holt picks out his best bets for York

Simon Holt: Valdermoro magic

Richard Fahey's Valdermoro is one of Simon Holt's two tips for Wednesday's high-class action at York.

Oli Bell looks ahead to the action on the Knavesmire

Oli Bell: A Vital' wager

Oli Bell is backing Joseph O'Brien to send out a winner at York on Wednesday - he has five day one selections as the Ebor Festival gets under way.