Owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer is keen to give his stunning Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero Golden Horn one last swansong in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
John Gosden’s Epsom Derby, Coral-Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes trained-winner benefited from a brilliantly-judged ride from Frankie Dettori to claim a momentous victory in the Longchamp showpiece.
And while he will not be kept in training as a four-year-old, a trip to Kentucky at the end of the month remains very much on the cards as long as he shows no signs of ill-effects following Sunday’s success.
Oppenheimer said: “We’ll just have to see how he is as you don’t really know how much the race has taken out of him for two or three days.
“I think we’re fairly keen to go to the Breeders’ Cup, but the horse has had such a good year, I don’t want to push him too much.
“I’m so pleased for John, winning his first Arc. He has put so much effort into this horse.
Gosden, claiming his first Arc victory, said: “It’s great to win the Arc in France and the Derby in England - that’s what it’s about.
“When you’re drawn wide, if you stay wide for a long time, you can run your own little race and not be bothered by anyone and then slot across.
“It was perfect as we sat behind the pacemaker and then kicked because as Frankie says, if you don’t kick at a certain time here they come like arrows at your back.
“I think they (Frankie Dettori and Golden Horn) help each other. I keep saying he’s a better horse coming from off the pace and he was today.”
Right on the back of Golden Horn’s success came a victory for Sprint king for fellow Newmarket handler Robert Cowell’s Goldream in the Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye.
Goldream ran down the eventual second Rangali in the final half-furlong to secure his second victory at the highest level, having won the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
A delighted Cowell said: “I know he is good but to win two Group Ones in a season is pretty outstanding stuff.
“We waited for the weather to come right without a run and today’s conditions were perfect for him.“
“He was going to the sales but now he will go to Dubai.”
Completing a memorable afternoon for Newmarket-based trainers on Sunday, Hugo Palmer won the Prix de l’Opera Longines with Covert Love.
The Irish Oaks winner was joint 4/1 favourite and saw off the challenge of Gosden’s Jazzi Top to claim the Fillies’ Group One race.