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Treasure Beach - Irish Derby - June 2011

Treasure Beach winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby in June

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)  

Treasure Beach on target for International

Canada: Trainer Aidan O'Brien will seek further big-race success in North America this weekend with Treasure Beach confirmed as a runner in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday and Together set to seek a first top-level winin the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland a day earlier.

The trainer's wife Annemarie said on Tuesday: "Treasure Beach will run in the Canadian International while Together who finished second in a Grade 1 at Keeneland on Saturday stayed in the US and will run again on Saturday."

Treasure Beach, winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, wonthe Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington in August before finishing 14th behind Danedream in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe this month.

O'Brien won the Canadian International with Ballingarry in 2002 and with Joshua Tree last year.

He bids for victory again, although this time in the care of Marco Botti.

"He left last night and we're very happy with him," Botti said on Tuesday.

"The horse is in good shape although a slight concern is the forecast, which is unsettled. I hope the rain stays away as he would not want it too soft. Adam Kirby will take the ride."

 
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