Breeders' Cup a possibility for William Haggas' Sacred

Sacred could feature in November’s Breeders’ Cup should next month’s Prix de la Foret be missed due to soft ground.

William Haggas confirmed that should the ground make the French race unappealing, if the owners agree, the Hungerford Stakes victor could be heading over the Atlantic.

While the Foret is an obvious target for the Newbury winner, Haggas would be happy to run the three-year-old back up at a mile again should she miss France because of soft ground - if Patricia Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud gives the go ahead for a transatlantic trip.

"Before the Foret the only possible is the Park Stakes at Doncaster - but she has to have fast ground," said Haggas.

"Unfortunately fast ground Arc weekends are few and far between these days.

"I don't know whether Mrs Thompson would like to travel, but the Breeders' Cup is certainly something I would consider.

"If she was keen on the idea then we'd go. But if she isn't then we'll wait - I think there's a chance she stays in training next year."

Sacred is a two-time winner over seven furlongs this season, with her only other race being a seventh-place finish in the 1000 Guineas.

Haggas continued: "Seven furlongs is the worst trip to have a good horse at - it's a pain.

"There is one Group One and four Group Twos, three of which fall in the same month. So you can't do them all - well, Jim Bolger might!

"There's then the Park Stakes, and that's it. So it is a bad distance to have a good horse at, but that's the way it is.

"I think we'll try her over a mile again at some stage."

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