Roger Varian has a selection of engagements at the Breeders’ Cup for his star filly Teona.
The daughter of Sea The Stars seemed primed for a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after inflicting a shock defeat on twin Classic heroine Snowfall in final month’s Prix Vermeille.
But with heavy rain making certain testing circumstances prevailed at ParisLongchamp, connections in the end determined towards a tilt at Europe’s premier middle-distance contest.
Varian studies the three-year-old to be firmly on the right track for a visit to California, nevertheless, with a choice on whether or not she is going to contest the Filly & Mare Turf, or takes on the boys within the Turf, set to be made nearer to the time.
“It’s always been the plan to take Teona to the Breeders’ Cup since we defected from the Arc,” stated the Newmarket coach.
“She’ll be entered within the Fillies And Mares, however she’ll even have an entry within the Turf.
“We’ll make a decision later on, but she’s in great form, and we’re looking forward to running her in one of those races.”
Varian hopes the actual fact Teona had a lot of the summer season off after failing to fireplace in a soft-ground Oaks at Epsom in early June will stand her in good stead at Del Mar.
He added: “She seems to like the faster ground and she should certainly get that.
“She’s fairly lightly-raced and has not had as onerous a season as a few of the horses she’ll be racing towards.
“She showed herself to be high quality in her most recent two starts, at Windsor and at Longchamp in the Vermeille, so she’ll be deserving of her place in the line-up – whichever option we choose.
“Most doubtless, she’ll be our solely runner at the Breeders’ Cup this yr.”