Thursday 22 March 2018

Doncaster option for Ebor hero

Mutual Regard wins the Ebor
Mutual Regard wins the Ebor

Johnny Murtagh's Ebor hero Mutual Regard could return to Yorkshire for a tilt at next week's Doncaster Cup.

The five-year-old ran out an impressive winner of Europe's most valuable staying handicap on the Knavesmire last month, leaving connections dreaming of a possible Melbourne Cup bid in November.

Murtagh considered letting his charge head to Kempton for this weekend's September Stakes, but has decided to wait and he could instead make the trip to Town Moor before being prepared for his journey across the globe.

Murtagh said: "We just felt this Saturday was going to come a bit soon.

"I spoke to Andrew (Tinkler, owner) about it last night and we've entered him in the Doncaster Cup. That is the next option, so we'll see how he is in the next few days and have a look at it.

"Australia is still the main target. It's just a case of working out the best way for us to get him there."

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