English stayer Meeznah will not be heading to Australia for a crack at the Melbourne Cup.
Connections of the dual Group winner have ruled out the Flemington showpiece from the four-year-old’s list of options.
However, trainer David Lanigan and owners Saif Ali and Saeed H Altayer still have to decide between races at Longchamp during Arc weekend, Champions Day at Ascot and the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs.
“We’re still thinking about where to run her. She came out of her last race at Doncaster in good order. She’s back cantering and doing everything fine,” Lanigan said.
“We’ve definitely ruled out going to the Melbourne Cup.
“She’s entered at Ascot and she’s entered in France. The ground would be the worry at this time of year, it could go against her.
“She’s also got the option of going for the Breeders’ Cup. The Filly and Mare race is over one mile three (2200m) which I think would be a bit too short for her, so the mile-and-a-half (2400m) race on the turf would probably be the only option for her.
“She’s a Group Three and a Group Two winner now so she’s earned her chance to go for a Group One.
“The owners are very sporting people and that is what they would like to do.
“We’ll just have to see how things go, but she’s in good form. This can be a difficult time for fillies so we’ll have to see how we get on.”
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