Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Irish Leger an option for Seismos

Seismos (left, bright yellow silks)

Connections of Seismos are set to decide next week whether to give the Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner one more outing before shipping him over to Australia.

The six-year-old, owned by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, is being aimed at the Emirates Melbourne Cup and will either have a run in the Palmerstone House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on September 14 or go into quarantine a day earlier and take in a prep Down Under.

"He's in good form. We're very happy with him and is probably in the best form he's been in so far. He looks great," said trainer Marco Botti.

"We haven't decided whether he will go into quarantine for the first shipment to Australia or whether we run him in the Irish St Leger.

"I think we will decide next week which way we go, but the plan is for him to take his chance in the Melbourne Cup.

"It's just whether he is going to have one more run over here and then just go for the Melbourne Cup or have two races down there instead. We're not quite sure yet.

"The first quarantine starts on September 13.

"The Irish Leger is the day after so if he goes for that race he will have to go on the second flight and go into quarantine two weeks later."

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