Connections of Workforce are keen to let the dust settle before considering his future following a disappointing defence of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Last year’s Derby and Arc hero had something to prove after failing to run up to his best in the King George at Ascot for the second year running, but was unable to bounce back, trailing home 12th of the 16 runners.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said: “He’s fine this morning, but it wasn’t his day.
“He had a bit of a bumpy run and it didn’t go well for him. I suppose the ground might have been a bit too fast for him as well.
“We’ll just see how he is and I’ll sit down with Sir Michael (Stoute, trainer) and we’ll consider his future. No decisions have been made yet.”
Abdullah fared a deal better in the Prix de l’Opera, with the Andre Fabre-trained Announce going down by just a nose to Roger Varian’s Nahrain.
“She ran a very decent race and we’ll see how she is, but she could be a possible for the Breeders’ Cup,” Grimthorpe added.
Another possible Abdullah-owned raider on Churchill Downs is Stoute’s Sea Moon, a slightly unfortunate third in the St Leger at Doncaster.
“Once again, I’ll have to sit down with Sir Michael to discuss things and go through plans, but I think we can consider the Breeders’ Cup Turf for Sea Moon,” Grimthorpe said.
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