Grandeur: four-year-old won two Grade 2s in the States last yearPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Arlington Million aim
for Noseda's Grandeur
GRANDEUR, the two-time Grade 2 winner who ran the classy Mukhadram close in Saturday's York Stakes, is set for another trip across the Atlantic with next month's Arlington Million on the agenda.
The Yvonne Jacques-owned four-year-old won the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita for Jeremy Noseda in November before Pat Gallagher saddled him to victory in the Hollywood Turf Cup the following month.
Grandeur rejoined Noseda this year and was fourth in the Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket's July festival.
He headed to York at the weekend and got to within three-quarters of a length of the odds-on Mukhadram.
Noseda, quoted on his website, said: "Grandeur ran a lifetime best - it was a great performance. He was beaten only three-quarters by one of the best horses we've seen this season in England, giving him 3lb.
"Our plan was to use these two races as stepping stones to America and we remain bang on course for the Arlington Million on August 17."
Grandeur will not be the only British raider heading to Chicago with the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Mull Of Killough also aiming for the Grade 1, which Aidan O'Brien won with Cape Blanco in 2011, a year after John Gosden hit the target the with Debussy.
"He is heading for the Arlington Million," said Chapple-Hyam.
"With the booking of Joseph O’Brien and a track and distance likely to suit, he has all the ingredients to run a good race."