No retirement for Border
Borderlescott could be prepared for a winter campaign in Dubai after finishing down the field in Sunday's Prix de l'Abbaye.
Although now a 10-year-old, the dual Nunthorpe winner showed he retains plenty of enthusiasm and ability when winning last month's Beverley Bullet, his first victory in over two years.
He failed to fire in a heavy-ground Ayr Gold Cup and was also well beaten in the mud at Longchamp on Sunday, but trainer Robin Bastiman feels there could be more big days in his veteran when he gets his favoured conditions.
"The ground was just too soft for him," said Bastiman.
"He got checked twice, but it didn't make any difference. He didn't like the ground but he had his head down and he was trying his best. This horse has never shirked anything in his life.
"We'll see how he is and have a think, but we might go to Dubai during the winter. He'll get fast ground out there and hopefully he'll get invited.
"He'll tell us when he's had enough, but I don't see it at the moment. The way he won at Beverley last month, he still enjoys it. I think I'll retire before him.
"He's not going to go on forever, but he still loves the game at the moment and maybe a bit of sun on his back in Dubai will do the old boy good."