Late Leger call on Sequence

Connections of Main Sequence will wait until next week before deciding whether to aim the Investec Derby runner-up at the Ladbrokes St Leger.

The colt will be confirmed on Monday for the world’s oldest Classic at Doncaster on Saturday week, in which he would meet his Epsom conqueror Camelot.

However, he also holds an alternative engagement in the Prix Niel at Longchamp the following day.

Trainer David Lanigan will discuss plans with owners the Niarchos family before announcing which will be his stable star’s next race.

Meanwhile, Sans Frontieres, winner of the Irish Field St Leger in 2010, has been retired due to the recurrence of a tendon injury.

The six-year-old entire was being prepared for a return to the track for the first time since his Classic triumph at the Curragh when he sustained his latest setback.

It is hoped a career at stud awaits the son of Galileo.

Owned by Sir Robert Ogden and trained by Jeremy Noseda, he was restricted to just nine starts.

His most important successes came in his last three outings, taking in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket and the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury before his finest hour in Ireland, almost exactly two years ago.

* Trainer Peter Schiergen confirmed Danedream on course to defend her crown in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe following a pleasing victory in Germany last weekend.

The four-year-old filly secured the Group One Grosser Preis Von Baden for a second successive year following her narrow defeat of Nathaniel in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Although her margin of victory at Baden-Baden was just half a length, Schiergen was pleased with her efforts and how she has taken those exertions.

“She is perfect after the race and we were happy with her performance,” said Schiergen.

“There was not much pace in the race, but she did it OK and Andrasch (Starke, jockey) did not have to be too hard with the whip.

“She will go to Longchamp next and we look forward to that.”

* Darren Egan’s British apprentice title hopes have been dealt a major blow after he was handed an 18-day ban.

The 5lb claimer is stood down from September 14 to October 1 after being referred to the British Horseracing Authority for a fifth offence of improper use of whip within a six-month period.

Egan had to face a disciplinary panel of the BHA yesterday morning after partnering Juarla to victory at Chepstow on August 27.

The jockey is currently top of the apprentice list with 43 winners.

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