Sans Frontieres is being targeted at a seasonal return at Glorious Goodwood after connections decided against running him at Newmarket this week.
The son of Galileo has not been seen since landing last year’s Irish St Leger at the Curragh and this week’s Princess of Wales’s Stakes, which he won 12 months ago for Jeremy Noseda and Sir Robert Ogden, had been considered as a comeback option.
But Ogden’s racing manager Barry Simpson has revealed the gelding needs more time.
“We’ve delayed his comeback another few weeks and I just think we wanted more time to get him absolutely spot-on,” said Simpson.
“We’re now aiming him at the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood, which is a Group Three that he gets in without a Group One penalty.
“We’ve just not had a clear run with him this year. He’s had two spells where he’s been coughing, which were three or four weeks apart.
“After Goodwood the Irish St Leger would be on the cards and then we’ll just see how things move on.”