Mishriff made a statement that he should be in the discussion of the best three-year-old colts in Europe as he ran away from The Summit and Victor Ludorum to add the Group 2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano to his Classic success in the Prix du Jockey Club last month.
The John Gosden-trained son of Make Believe was cut into 12-1 for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe following the impressive performance under Frankie Dettori, who will have to quarantine for up to 14 days when returning to Britain after his spell in France. Dettori will miss the Ebor Festival at York as a result.
The question now facing Gosden and owner-breeder Prince Faisal will be whether to run Mishriff against history-seeking stablemate Enable at Longchamp, or to take the ‘Cracksman route’ to the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Gosden also has Stradivarius under consideration for the Arc.
“He’s going to be entered in all the big races – the Champion Stakes, the Arc, everything,” said Dettori. “He’s twice proved he’s a very good horse. I think he will stay [a mile and a half] and I’m not going to put him off [the Arc].