Walz unlikely for Irish date
German stayer Walzertakt is unlikely to take up an engagement in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger on September 13.
The six-year-old son of Montjeu emerged as a surprise contender for the Group One at the Curragh after he defeated the well-regarded Bathyrhon by a short head in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at Longchamp in July.
But trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho would now rather prepare him for the Group Two Prix Kergorlay at Deauville later this month, with the Prix du Cadran on Arc weekend at Longchamp a conditional goal.
He said: "There is a race at Deauville in August and I think that is where we will go with Walzertakt, instead of travelling to Ireland.
"I want to end up running him in the Prix du Cadran so I think it will make a little more sense to stay in France.
"It is only an idea, but that is what I prefer at the moment."