Alcazar plans remain undecided

Hughie Morrison is going to wait until as late as possible before deciding whether to commit Alcazar to the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp on Sunday.

Hughie Morrison is going to wait until as late as possible before deciding whether to commit Alcazar to the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp on Sunday.

The 11-year-old dead-heated for second place in the Group One marathon over two and a half miles last autumn before returning in triumph to claim the French St Leger, the Prix Royal-Oak, just three weeks later.

“He’s an intended runner at the moment, but I won’t make a final decision until the last moment,” said the East Ilsley trainer.

Alcazar has had just the two runs this season but was beaten only three lengths when finishing last of six behind Shamdala on his seasonal reappearance at Longchamp in May.

The Alzao gelding confirmed his current wellbeing when finding only Sergeant Cecil a length too strong in the Doncaster Cup at York three weeks ago.

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