Connections are considering whether to supplement Circus Maximus for the Qatar Sussex Stakes.
The three-year-old demonstrated his class last month by winning the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, proving his doubters wrong after dropping back to a mile.
He was a late entry on that occasion and it could be a similar situation for the Goodwood showpiece, which has been won by trainer Aidan O'Brien on five previous occasions.
Alan Cooper, who is the racing manager for the Niarchos family, part-owners of Circus Maximus together with Coolmore, says a run in the Sussex is being considered after proving himself over a mile in June.
"The Sussex is still under strong consideration," Cooper said. "He doesn't have to be supplemented until the end of next week, and Aidan will make a decision then. The horse is in good form, he's versatile.
"You'd like to think he has plenty of options - but he showed at Ascot that he enjoyed a mile, so that is the plan for the moment - to go for the Sussex and then take it from there.
"As he doesn't have to be supplemented just yet there's no final decision, but it looks like it's going to be a nice race."
Article Posted on Wednesday 17th July 2019 @ 16.06
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