Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
|Group 1, ParisLongchamp 16:25
Class 1, 4f 213y
|Sunday 6th October 2019|
🗣️ "The Abbaye is the plan. We might take a race in on the way, but we'll probably wait for the Abbaye."— Timeform Live (@TimeformLive) August 26, 2019
Mabs Cross is likely to head straight for the Prix de l'Abbaye in October following her run in the Nunthorpe Stakes > https://t.co/Fyo30isNhD pic.twitter.com/8Qfi2iKXur
The five-year-old Mabs Cross hold entries in the 32Red Sprint Cup and Derrinstown Stud Flying Five at the Curragh next month, but trainer Michael Dods is leaning towards saving her for the defence of her French crown.
Dods felt York's fast ground was not ideal for her, as she never got into a challenging position when fourth to Battaash - who lowered the course record for five furlongs in the process.
"It was a bit firm for her on Friday. She's come home, eaten up and been out in the field. She's fine," said the Darlington trainer.
"The Abbaye is the plan. We might take a race in on the way, but we'll probably wait for the Abbaye. We're hoping for a bit of juice in the ground."
Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp (Group 1)
€350,000 added, 2yo plus, 5f, Class 1