Fabre to see how Persian King develops before committing to Guineas

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Andre Fabre will see how Persian King progresses through the winter before making a firm plan for the smart colt’s three-year-old campaign.

The son of Kingman showed class as well as plenty of guts and determination to withhold a mighty three-pronged attack from the Aidan O’Brien stable, headed by Magna Grecia, to land the Group Three Autumn Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Classics are likely to be on the agenda, with the Qipco 2000 Guineas and the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) possible targets should Persian King give his trainer the right signs.

With him being a well-built young horse, Fabre will have to wait to see how he changes physically during the winter – and warned the Guineas “just an option”.

“It was good. He’s back home and he’s fine,” the master French trainer told Press Association Sport on Sunday morning.

“We will see how he winters now. He has a big frame and he could change and strengthen. Then we will see where we are going.

“The Guineas is an option, just an option. The Jockey Club is an obvious option and he might get a mile and a half later.”

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