Future options open for Empire

Last Updated: 03/09/14 2:39pm

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Future Empire (left): Options open

Future Empire (left): Options open

Sky Bet

Saeed bin Suroor is weighing up the next plan of attack with Future Empire following his narrow reverse in Saturday's Solario Stakes at Sandown.

The son of New Approach made a big impression when making a successful start to his career on Newmarket's July Course and he was a hot favourite to make it two from two in the Group Three feature.

Although he suffered an agonising defeat, going down by a short-head to the far more experienced Aktabantay, Bin Suroor was unsurprisingly delighted with his youngster and feels there is a lot to look forward to.

Future Empire holds entries in the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh (September 28), the Dewhurst at Newmarket (October 17) and the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster (October 25) and his trainer is keen to assess all the options.

Bin Suroor said: "He is a horse I have always liked. He is improving all the time.

"He ran a good race, we were happy with him and I think on better ground, he can run even better.

"I think he is a nice horse for the future and we will wait a few days before we make a plan for him.

"All the options are open."

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