No hurry for Ladies
Trainer Geoff Oldroyd is planning to take his time before deciding on a plan for stable star Ladies Are Forever.
The five-year-old won Listed races at Lingfield in both February and March this year before adding a Group Three triumph in the Summer Stakes at York in July - a race she had previously won in 2011.
Ladies Are Forever has since acquitted herself well when not beaten far in either the King George Stakes at Goodwood or the Nunthorpe back at York.
She lost out by just a nose to Hallelujah in a Listed event back on the Knavesmire on Sunday and while she has options in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on October 6 and the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes on October 19, Oldroyd is in no hurry to commit to either event.
"She was just a bit unlucky to lose out, but that's racing," he said.
"She's in the Abbaye and also the Group Two sprint at Ascot on Champions Day, so we will have to see how she comes out of this and go from there.
"She won Listed races at Lingfield in February and March so she's been on the go for a quite a long time this year.
"She's done well for us again this season, though.
"We will just play it by ear with her and she will tell us what we should do. If she's ready for France or Ascot, we could go to either but if not, that will probably be it for this year."