Form boost delights Botti
Joshua Tree shining ahead of Woodbine
By Ben Linfoot. Last Updated: 04/10/11 1:58pm
Joshua Tree: Form boosted by Danedream
Joshua Tree is pleasing Marco Botti ahead of his run in the Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine on October 16.
The four-year-old was beaten 13 lengths in third by subsequent Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream in the Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden last time.
Considering the former Aidan O'Brien trained-horse was giving her 12lbs in unsuitable heavy ground Botti was delighted with the run and he's also happy with his horse's current well-being.
"Danedream hasn't stopped improving and I thought the form from Germany was very strong," Botti told skysports.com.
"Considering we gave her weight and he didn't like the ground it was a fantastic run.
"He's very well and working well - he's shining in his coat. The plan is still to go to Canada and I'm looking forward to it."