Youm on course Epsom

Youmzain’s campaign is likely to be geared towards another crack at Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe glory in October.

Mick Channon’s charge, owned by Jaber Abdullah, went down by just a head to Dylan Thomas at Longchamp last season after chasing the same horse home in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

After finishing fifth in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March, Youmzain is likely to be seen in action at Epsom on June 6.

“The next obvious race is the Coronation Cup and there’s not a lot he can go for before then,” explained Bruce Raymond, the owner’s racing manager.

“He’s obviously an out-and-out staying horse over a mile and a half and he’s better on softer ground.

“At the moment he’ll go for the Coronation and the Arc would be his next objective.”

Andre Fabre’s Getaway came to prominence with a stylish win in the Jockey Club Stakes at the weekend.

Raymond was among those impressed but saw Youmzain finish two places in front of him in last season’s Arc and would relish a rematch later this year.

“He’s obviously a very good horse and he seems versatile regarding distance, Andre Fabre said you could bring him back to a mile and a quarter,” Raymond told At The Races.

“I don’t know if we’d beat him for speed but at different courses you never know.

“We beat him in the Arc so hopefully we could beat him again.”

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