Canada favourite for Moon trip
Sir Michael Stoute's Sea Moon would only run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp next month if the ground were to come up soft.
The four-year-old was an impressive winner of the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot but could fare no better than fifth, albeit beaten just over two lengths, behind Danedream in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Instead, connections are looking at heading to North America and the Canadian International at Woodbine on October 14.
"With Sea Moon we are looking towards a trip to Canada for the Canadian International," said Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager.
"If it were to come up pretty soft in Paris for the Arc then we would consider that, but at the moment we are favouring Canada.
"He's been perfectly fine since the King George."