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Desert Encounter overtakes Thundering Blue to win Canadian International

10 days ago   |   By National Post

TORONTO - Andrea Azteni proved Saturday he's a cool customer in traffic.
Sitting last with a quarter-mile remaining the Italian jockey masterfully manoeuvred Desert Encounter to the lead, overtaking 3/1 favourite Thundering Blue in deep stretch for the stunning win in the Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International. Fran Berry did a nice job taking Thundering Blue to first down the stretch after standing sixth with a quarter-mile remaining but couldn't prevent Desert Encounter from earning his first Grade 1 victory Saturday afternoon.
“He travelled good into the race and I followed...
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