St Mark's Basilica On Course For Irish Champion


St Mark's Basilica | Scoop Dyga

This year's dual Classic and G1 Coral-Eclipse S. winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is on track to resume his season in the G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown on Sept. 11. The bay was forced to miss the G1 Juddmonte International after a cut on a hind leg caused by a lost shoe became infected.

“St Mark's Basilica is on the right road,” said trainer Aidan O'Brien. “It's a case of all good so far and we're on track.”

O'Brien also provided updates on his star 3-year-old fillies Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Santa Barbara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}).

“Snowfall is working towards the Prix Vermeille at the moment and Santa Barbara might go to Keeneland for a race in about six weeks,” he said. “She has taken her trips to America very well, she loves it.”

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