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Options open for Mission

No decision has yet been made on the next target for Noble Mission after his win in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month.

The five-year-old, a full-brother to Frankel, won his first Group One race in Ireland, his third win of the season having already landed the Gordon Richards and Huxley Stakes.

He holds entries in the King George, Coral-Eclipse and the Irish Champion Stakes but all Group One races over 10 and 12 furlongs will be discussed for Lady Cecil's charge.

"He probably won't go to Ascot (would have needed to be supplemented for the Prince of Wales's) and no decision has yet been taken as to where he'll go next," said Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager.

"We're looking at trying to slot him in somewhere where it makes sense.

"We'll look at each opportunity as it arises over the next few weeks.

"The horse came back from Ireland in very good form."