Pinatubo Back To A Mile For Moulin


Pinatubo | Scoop Dyga

Last year's champion 2-year-old Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) got back to winning ways when dropped down to seven furlongs last out in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on July 12, and Godolphin's 3-year-old will get the chance to once again prove himself over a mile in the G1 Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp on Sept. 6, trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed on Nick Luck's Daily Podcast.

“Pinatubo had a nice little break after the Prix Jean Prat and the plan is to head for the Prix du Moulin,” Appleby said. “He's building up his preparation towards that and we're looking forward to it. We're going back up to the mile with Pinatubo in the Moulin–I'm confident we'll be okay over that trip, but at the end of the day, it's the one box he hasn't ticked as yet. We've got that challenge first and we'll make a call after that race whether we come back to seven furlongs again or stick and head for the Breeders' Cup Mile.”

Appleby confirmed that Sunday's G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is headed for the G1 Prix de la Foret on Oct. 4, while his G2 Superlative S. winner Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will look to give his trainer a third straight win in the G1 National S. at The Curragh on Sept. 13.

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