Hurricane Lane To Run In Grand Prix De Paris


Charlie Appleby and Sheikh Mohammed | Goffs

After it was suggested earlier this week that he could head straight for the G1 St Leger in September, Godolphin's G1 Irish Derby winner Hurricane Lane (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was on Saturday supplemented to the July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris.

“It obviously looked like the Irish Derby was a tough race and we half expected him to lie down for three or four days afterwards, to be honest with you,” trainer Charlie Appleby said. “However, he came out of the race really well, he's not missed an oat since and has really shown his wellness since Monday of this week.

“We had a discussion collectively during the week and it was a case of either keeping him fresh for the Leger or heading to France, and we just felt waiting for Doncaster was going to be quite a long time to keep the lid on him. He worked [Saturday] morning and William [Buick] was very happy with him. The Grand Prix de Paris is his last chance to run in a Group 1 over a mile and a half against 3-year-olds so we thought we'd take the opportunity.”

Also traveling from Newmarket will be the William Haggas-trained Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}), who was also supplemented on Saturday. Alenquer is two for two this year, having beaten the Derby winner Adayar (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the G3 Classic Trial before taking Royal Ascot's G2 King Edward VII S. Aidan O'Brien currently has Sir Lamorak (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), Wordsworth (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and The Mediterranean (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) engaged.

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