John Gosden has stated his intent for Mishriff to race in the Champion Stakes at Ascot next month as he tops 42 entries that also include the superstar for Godolphin, Ghaiyyath.
Mishriff is unbeaten in three European starts this term, winning a Listed event at Newmarket back in June before going on to land the Prix du Jockey Club and the Guillaume D’Ornano in France on his two latest runs.
His connections have ruled out another trip to France this season which means the Arc is off the cards which leaves the Champion Stakes as a big option and his trainer is hoping he can replicate the performance of the likes of Cracksman.
(Credit ATR) Gosden said: “Cracksman was a pretty smart horse, winning the Ganay and the Champion Stakes twice, and winding up getting a very, very high rating. Hopefully Mishriff is of a similar level.
“We don’t know yet, of course, who he will meet in the Champion Stakes – but if Ghaiyyath is there he’s there.
“Mishriff has been around the place a bit – having run this year in Saudi Arabia, and then at Newmarket, Chantilly and Deauville – but his races have been quite well spaced, which does no harm, and he’s taken the travelling very well.
“We debated about where to go with him next, but he’s been very happy at a mile and a quarter and we see that as his trip, so the Champion Stakes looks the race for him. His pedigree doesn’t exactly scream any more than that, but if he stays in training perhaps he will.
“That decision will be made a little later, and it will be entirely up to his owner Prince Faisal.”
Although Gosden looks to be edging into the race with Mishriff he has also entered some other of his stable stars just incase something goes wrong within the preparation.
Other Gosden horses that are in the frame include St Leger winner Logician, Prince Of Wales's winner Lord North, Queen of racing Enable and the fillies Mehdaayih, Nazeef and Terebellum.