Choices for Harbinger on the Path to Arc

Harbinger, the extraordinary champion of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday, will try to supply trainer Sir Michael Stoute with a victory for the first time in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October.

Prix De L Arc De Triomphe

Prix De L Arc De Triomphe

Though the decision, of if he will have a prep race for the Longchamp event, has not yet been made.

Harry Herbert, of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing who own the horse, stated, "We will sit down with Michael and work out whether he goes straight to the Arc or takes in a prep race along the way.

"The King George and Arc are the two best middle distance races in the world, it's a great path to be on. For all the owners the thought of having the favourite for the Arc having won the King George by 11 lengths is absolutely fantastic."

The Stoute team was proceeding to check out Workforce, but there have been no observations of any problems with the Derby victor, who placed fifth, almost 17 lengths behind Harbinger.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah commented, "He will be checked out, but at the moment there is nothing very obvious. The run certainly wasn't what we were expecting. If he checks out fine we will see how he goes."

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