Mondialiste ready for Keeneland test
David O'Meara's globetrotter Mondialiste has touched down in Keeneland ahead of the Shadwell Turf Mile this weekend.
Mondialiste: Ready to run in Keeneland
Second to Tepin at the Breeders' Cup last year, he won the Arlington Million in August on his latest foray abroad.
Now an experienced traveller, he handled the journey well according to his regular companion, Fearghal Davis.
"We are buddies. We go everywhere together," Davis told www.keeneland.com.
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"He won't do much (leading up to the race). That's the way he's done it covering over here, and he has two wins and a second."
O'Meara is expected to arrive on Friday.
Also on the flight were the two European challengers for the Grade One First Lady and a clash with Tepin, Jeremy Noseda's Nemoralia and Michael O'Callaghan's Now Or Never.
Nemoralia was another to run well at the Breeders' Cup last year while it is a first visit for Qatar Racing's Now Or Never.
No three-year-old has ever won the First Lady, now in its 19th year, but Aidan O'Brien's Together was second in 2011 before winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup a week later, a path Now Or Never will tread.
Her exercise rider David Hayes said: "That's the plan, to run in both,"
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