Mayson: charging home under Paul Hanagan in the July Cup at NewmarketPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Abbaye the aim for July Cup winner Mayson
THE Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day in October is the principal aim for Mayson, who romped home in Saturday's Darley July Cup.
Trained by Richard Fahey for owner-breeder David Armstrong, Mayson bagged his first Group 1 success in the July Cup and more top-level races are on his agenda.
The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York and Haydock's Betfred Sprint Cup are possibilities before the Abbaye along with the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
"He's in at York, he's in the Haydock race and he'll be put in the French race," said Fahey, speaking on At The Races on Sunday morning.
"They are targets, but we'll definitely go to Longchamp at the end of the season. That's a target we want to go to.
"We'll see how he is. They are the four races and whether he'll run in one or two, or runs in three of them, we'll sit down and speak to the owners. We'll see how the horse is first and take it from there."