Telecaster Camp Eyes Arc Bid

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Telecaster | Scoop Dyga

Castle Down Racing’s Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), who won the G3 La Coupe on June 25 and the G2 Grand Prix de Deauville two starts later on Aug. 30, is a potential contender for the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, trainer Hughie Morrison announced on Tuesday. The 4-year-old colt also won the G2 Dante S. last term.

“It’s definitely a possibility that he could go,” said Morrison. “Nothing really sprang out of the trials to put us off. The filly who won the [G1 Prix] Vermeille [Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal)] was impressive, but connections said afterwards that was her day. On quick ground the Vermeille was run three or four lengths quicker than the Foy. You might not be able to take that literally, but given all the results I think we have a right to be there.

“It was heavy when we won at Deauville so if it was soft that would be in our favour, I think–we wouldn’t want it quick, but hopefully at that time of year it wouldn’t be anyway.

“It all seemed to click last time, he seems to have taken the race very well. We’re realistic, but the owner quite rightly feels finishing third in the Arc might be viewed better than a Group 1 anywhere else in the world at this time of yea–bar the [Oct. 17 G1] Champion S.”

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