Lion could roar in Champion Stakes at Ascot

Last Updated: 28/07/14 4:49pm

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Noble Mission: Lost to Lucky Lion

Noble Mission: Lost to Lucky Lion

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Trainer Andreas Lowe is to consider the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot for Sunday's German Group One winner Lucky Lion.

The High Chaparral colt made a swift start to 2014, winning his first three races, including the German Guineas.

But he bumped into the nation's potential superstar, Sea The Moon, in the German Derby and was beaten a remarkable 11 lengths into second place.

Lucky Lion was dropped back to a mile and a quarter for the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich, where he stayed on well late to pull past Lady Cecil's odds-on favourite and Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Noble Mission.

"It was great, and I'm very happy with him after the race," said Lowe.

"I have him in a Group Two at Deauville in three weeks (Prix Guillaume d'Ornano) but I don't know if we'll do that.

"I'm looking at engagements at the moment. I have just received a brochure for Champions Day at Ascot, and I think I will give him an engagement."

Of Sea The Moon, who is now a live contender for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the experienced Lowe said: "He's exceptional."

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