Make A Challenge To Abbaye

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Make a Challenge | racingfotos.com

Make a Challenge (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) will make his next appearance in the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye Oct. 4. The winner of four of six starts this season, including a pair of Irish listed stakes in August, the gelding finished fifth–beaten two lengths–in his most recent start in the Curragh’s G1 Flying Five S. Sept. 13.

“We were very happy with the horse,” said Hogan. “He raced out on his own for most of the race and the drying ground probably didn’t help, but I think the main thing was he was drawn away from them and the race got away on him a little bit.”

Hogan continued, “We were delighted with the run really and all being well, we’ll go straight for the Abbaye–you’d like to think we’ll get a bit of cut in the ground at Longchamp.”

“He’s also in the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot over six furlongs, but the Abbaye is the plan at the moment.”

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