William Buick will not be rushing Arc decision
William Buick will not be rushing Arc decision

Buick happy to wait over Arc decision

St Leger hero Hurricane Lane is set to face off against Derby-winning stablemate Adayar in the Prix l'Arc du Triomphe on October 3.

Hurricane Lane won comfortably at Doncaster on Saturday, backing up his odds-on pre-race status.

The son of Frankel secured trainer Charlie Appleby his first win in the St Leger in what is the final Classic of the season. 

With Hurricane Lane and Adayar going head to head at Longchamp, it means jockey William Buick has a choice to make over which colt he saddles. 

Buick said: "They are two fantastic colts. Hurricane Lane has only just passed the line in the Leger, so we will let the dust settle. 

"They both have to get there and then we will have to make a decision but we will enjoy this first."

All options on the table for Mishriff

John Gosden's talented four-year-old Mishriff could race in three different continents before the year ends, according to connections. 

The four-year-old won the Group One Juddmonte International by six lengths at York last month to add to his tally.

Now, plenty of destinations are being spoken about for his next race, with the 12-furlong Arc and 10-furlong Champion Stakes both in the conversation. 

He could also travel to America for the Breeders' Cup Turf at Del Mar and the Japan Cup.

Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal, said: "We haven't made any definite decisions.

"The horse is well and John has the four races for the rest of the year to focus on — the Arc, the Champion [Stakes], the Breeders' Cup Turf and Japan Cup.

"We probably could only do three of them, timing-wise. But there's no clear [decision yet] — they are all options still." 

Snowfall beaten in French Group One

Snowfall's winning run came to a surprise end
Snowfall's winning run came to a surprise end

Pre-race favourite Snowfall was beaten by Teona in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on Sunday. 

The three-time Group One winner was hot favourite heading to the continent but was beaten by one-and-a-half lengths.

Ridden by Frankie Dettori, as she was in the Epsom Oaks, the daughter of Deep Impact could not replicate the form that had seen her win four races back to back. 

Instead, Roger Varian's charge made up for her disappointing showing at Epsom when she was tenth behind Snowfall.

Dettori made a late charge but Teona had enough in the tank to sprint clear. 

Elliott set for Punchestown return

Gordon Elliott will mark his return to racing on Tuesday as Oh Purple Reign prepares to run in a handicap race at Punchestown. 

The trainer was handed a 12-month ban, six of which were suspended, by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board after a film was shared of him being sat on a dead horse. 

He has now served his ban and Oh Purple Reign will be his first runner. 

He goes into the race on the back of a win at Gowran Park in another handicap race, where he finished two-and-a-half lengths clear of Petticoat Rule.

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