Sans In Line For August Return
Sans In Line For August Return
Sporting Life

Sans Frontieres

Sans Frontieres is being prepared for a return to action in August ahead of an ambitious end-of-year campaign.

The six-year-old entire, trained by Jeremy Noseda, has been sidelined since winning the Irish’St Leger at the Curragh in September 2010.

That race is again on the agenda, with the Melbourne Cup at Flemington in November the ultimate target.

The Australian showpiece had been the objective in 2010 before his trip had to be cancelled after he suffered a muscle-related illness.

Niggling problems have kept him off the track, but Sans Frontieres is back in work and connections have their fingers crossed he will return to action later in the summer.

“He’s back in training. He’s cantering at the moment and we will step his work up next week,” said Barry Simpson, racing manager to owner Sir Robert Ogden.

“We’ll just have to see how we get on with him. It’s a question of soundness.

“If he stays sound, he’ll run somewhere probably in August with a view that we’ll go for the Irish Leger and the Melbourne Cup.

“He hasn’t had chance to fulfil his potential. He won three on the bounce and then we had the problems with him.

“There wouldn’t be many of his age group any better over a mile and a half to one mile six at that particular time.

“We saw him as a potential Cup horse as well.

“We’ve just got to keep plodding on.”

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