Australia target for Cox's star
Clive Cox is eyeing an Australian adventure with Lethal Force later this year after confirming the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville as the next intended target for his dual Group One winner.
The four-year-old has established himself as Europe's sprinting king with victories in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and the July Cup at Newmarket.
Cox has identified the six-and-a-half-furlong Maurice de Gheest for Lethal Force and admits he would be tempted to target Australia should all go well in France on August 4.
"That (Maurice de Gheest) would be our first intended step from here, but as long as that all goes well then we'd have time for a healthy freshen up before considering heading over," he said.
"My owner, Robin and Alan Craddock, a father and son team, are very keen to explore that as well.
"It's obviously a long way to come and obviously the horse's well-being is key to making any decisions, but at this moment in time we are giving it every possible consideration."