Plans on hold for Olympic Glory

  • Last Updated: October 8 2012, 12:39 BST

Connections of Olympic Glory have yet to make a firm decision on whether the top-class juvenile will run again this year following his thrilling victory in Paris on Sunday.

Olympic Glory: Options open

The Richard Hannon-trained colt arrived at Longchamp as a hot favourite for the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, having tasted defeat just once in four starts.

Carrying the colours of Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani for the first time, having been sold by one of Hannon's main patrons, Julie Wood, Olympic Glory ran out an impressive winner under Richard Hughes and is now a major contender for Classic honours next season.

The owner's agent, Benoit Jeffroy, said: "He (Sheikh Hamad) is delighted.

"Olympic Glory is the first horse he owned in Britain and for him to win a Group One race is fantastic.

"We don't know what the plan is for him yet. We will see how he comes out of the race in the next few days and then talk about it.

"I don't think he will go to the Breeders' Cup.

"It could be that we wait until next year with him now, but nothing is ruled out at the moment.

"Hopefully he will be a nice horse for next year.

"I don't know whether he would go for the French 2000 Guineas or the Guineas here in Newmarket."


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