SEARCH FOR HEADLINE

FROM DATE*

Calendar

TO DATE

Calendar

 

News stories which have appeared on the website are available free of charge but stories which have appeared in the newspaper are only available when you join Members' Club. *NOTE: The archive runs from January 1, 2006 to present

Cirrus Des Aigles

Cirrus Des Aigles: off the track since last October

  PICTURE: APRH  

Cirrus Des Aigles to
miss Royal Ascot

THE world's highest-rated turf horse, Cirrus Des Aigles, is unlikely to make his comeback in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot in three weeks' time with connections deciding on a tilt at the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud instead.

Off the track since last October, the seven-year-old made the trip to Hong Kong in December before being withdrawn with a strained ligament, and after much reflection trainer Corine Barande-Barbe has decided to take the domestic option.

"We're now thinking that Saint-Cloud is the better option due to timing," Barande-Barbe said from Chantilly on Sunday, before adding: "He's in extremely good form and, although he's done no serious work, I'm very pleased with him."

But a British campaign is potentially on the cards after the royal meeting. Barande-Barbe said: "We'll likely come over for the King George after that."

 
News Archive

Search