Kieren Fallon is hoping something can fill the shoes of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Hurricane Run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf on October 29.
The six-times champion was due to partner his Longchamp hero in New York, but Andre Fabre’s brilliant colt has been ruled out after he was found to be coughing.
Fallon could now ride either Ace or Powerscourt for the Coolmore operation.
He told At The Races: “I couldn’t believe it, it is probably the most disappointing news I have heard all year.
“We have been having such a fantastic year and I was really looking forward to seeing him in America – I love the Breeders’, it is my favourite meeting of the year and hopefully we will have something else that can help us win the race.”
Hollowing Hurricane Run’s defection, Azamour is now the 7-2 favourite with Coral, with Powerscourt the 9-2 second favourite, ahead of Bago at 11-2.
Breeders’ Cup Turf betting:
Coral: 7-2 Azamour, 9-2 Powerscourt, 11-2 Bago, 6-1 Motivator, 7-1 Shakespeare, 10-1 Better Talk Now, English Channel, 14-1 Shirocco, 16-1 Ace, Alkaased, Silverfoot, 20-1 Relaxed Gesture, Fourty Niners Son.
William Hill: 3-1 Azamour, 4-1 Powerscourt, 6-1 Bago, Motivator, Shakespeare, 8-1 Better Talk Now, Oratorio, 12-1 English Channel, 14-1 Kings Drama, Silverfoot, 16-1 Alkaased, Fourty Niners Son, Shirocco, 20-1 Gun Salute, Grey Swallow, Magistretti, Relaxed Gesture, 25-1 bar.