Mutakayyef in line for Irish Champion Stakes

Mutakayyef in line for Irish Champion Stakes

Mutakayyef could be supplemented for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 10.

The five-year-old gelding has looked the real deal this season, winning good races at York and at Ascot, and is now under consideration for the big Group One over a mile and a quarter.

Mutakayyef showed he could mix it with the best of them at York last Wednesday when he finished an unlucky-in-running third in the Juddmonte International, beaten just over two lengths by Postponed.

Trainer William Haggas said: "He is absolutely fine and ran a great race at York last week.

"We're looking at various options, but there's a chance he could be supplemented for the Irish Champion."

Connections of the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned son of Sea The Stars would need to pay €75,000 to confirm his place in the Irish Champion Stakes line-up.

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