Jim Bolger will not decide whether Poetic Flare should be sent back to France in time for the Prix du Moulin in ParisLongchamp until the latter part of the week.
Dawn Approach’ colt, who has won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the St James’s Palace Stakes At Royal Ascot and finished second in the Prix Jacques le Marois, Sussex Stakes, and Irish Guineas, has had an outstanding season.
Bolger says his stable star is in top form for the upcoming Group One assignment.
The Irish Champion Stakes are taking place at Leopardstown on Saturday. However, Coolcullen’s maestro wants to assess the ground conditions in Paris first before making Poetic Flare another cross-channel trip.
Bolger stated, “It all depends on how the going at Longchamp or Leopardstown.”
“We will keep an eye on both tracks and make no decisions until Friday.
We just need good ground. “He’s extremely well.”
Poetic Flare would not be allowed to wait until the Irish Champion Stakes. He’d then have to tackle a mile an a quarter the first time.
Bolger said, “That’s a consideration further down the road.”
Poetic Flare was among the nine horses that were left at Wednesday’s latest forfeit stage in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
Baaeed is the odds-on favorite, having been trained by William Haggas. He will make his Group One debut and defend his record.
Richard Hannon confirmed Snow Lantern as his star filly, and Aidan O’Brien may send Lope Y Fernandez or Order Of Australia to Ireland.
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