Kieren Fallon believes Ace would have given Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Shirocco “a run for his money” if he had enjoyed luck in running.
Aidan O’Brien’s four-year-old, wearing a visor for the first time, came from off the pace but failed by a length and three-quarters to catch Andre Fabre’s charge, who benefited from a positive ride from Christophe Soumillon
“It was just unfortunate, I’ve gone on the turn and I wanted to go a bit sooner but I was just locked in for a stride and maybe if I’d got out I would have given the winner a run for his money,” Fallon told At The Races.
“Obviously the visor helped Ace. He’s a consistent horse – he’s been running big races in Group Ones all season.”