Dunlop mulling Moore options
Harry Dunlop is praying for soft ground this month to give him the opportunity to run Sir Patrick Moore in a major two-year-old staying race.
The Lambourn handler will consider both the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and the Worthington's Stakes (registered as the Horris Hill Stakes), both on October 27, for the French-bred colt.
The son of Astronomer Royal has already been Listed placed at Longchamp after winning two races and the ground was against him when he was sixth at Deauville last time.
"He wants easy ground and didn't get it in Deauville. He didn't like it but he ran well, although he didn't really let himself down on the ground that day," said Dunlop.
"We have a Listed option in France, but it's more than likely we're going to put him in the Horris Hill at Newbury and we will strongly consider Doncaster.
"He has to have soft ground and we know it's going to be very tough with horses like Steeler, Aidan O'Brien's etc.
"We realise it's going to be tough, but it is something we will certainly look at."