The superstar Safe Voyage for trainer John Quinn will be shaped at a shot at the Breeders Cup meeting after the seven year old landed the Group Two Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown on Saturday.
The gelding even coming towards the end of his career seems to be getting consistently better having landed the Group Two City Of York Stakes at the Ebor meeting and backing that up in gritty style to see of the Michael Halford trained Sinawann in a photo finish.
Now going in search of a hat-trick the seven furlong specialist will be stepped up to Group One company for his next outing with targets in Europe, but overall a trip to America beckons.
Prix de la Foret at ParisLongchamp and the QEII at Ascot are under consideration, but it looks like he will race in either one of those events and then head to Keeneland in November for the two-turn mile.
His trainer John Quinn said: “We’re delighted it just went his way. I think he deserved it as he’s so tough and admirable – everything you want in a top-class racehorse.
“It was his first win over a mile, which is great – it opens up other doors.“We’ll see how he comes out of the race, but I’m going to work back from the Breeders’ Cup. We can look at the Foret and the QEII, but he’ll only run in one of those, if any.
“They’re all very good races, but the Breeders’ Cup Mile is the race that appeals the most.”