Sir Patrick Moore may return to France in search of more prize money.
Last Updated: 09/07/13 6:42pm
Harry Dunlop: Making plans
Sir Patrick Moore could return to France in search of more prize money after another profitable venture across the Channel.
The French-bred colt added more Euros to his earnings when fourth to the impressive Moonlight Cloud in the Prix de la Porte Maillot at Longchamp on Saturday.
As Sir Patrick Moore is best with give in the ground, he may well go on his travels again though he does hold an entry in the Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at Ascot on July 27.
"He ran super race on Saturday behind Moonlight Cloud who was a class above us all, but we fought out the minor placings to finish fourth, nearly got third, and we came home with 13,000 Euros because of the premiums," trainer Harry Dunlop told At The Races.
"That's why we bought him, to go there to pick up money as he's a French-bred.
"He's in the International at Ascot but ground is the key to him. He likes softer ground and it's hard to get this at the moment.
"We are very much looking at French racing again. That's where you can earn lots of money and why we are having lots of fun with him."
Dunlop is giving his smart filly Roz a break after taking on the best of her generation in the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Coronation Stakes.
He aims to prepare her for the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown on August 31.
"She's having a bit of a break now. We went for the big races because we had every right to do so having finished second in the Fillies' Mile," said Dunlop. "We will bring her back for a Group Three at Sandown at the end of August."