Arc an option for Zhukova

Zhukova could continue globetrotting

Dermot Weld is considering options in America and Europe for Zhukova after her notable victory at the weekend.

Weld is no stranger to plundering big prizes overseas and the five-year-old mare gave him another when strolling away with the Man o'War Stakes.

She could now stay in America for the Manhattan Stakes, over 10 furlongs at Belmont Park, or return home for the Pretty Polly at the Curragh with a crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe also on the cards.

"It's a very historic race and some great horses have won it," said Weld.

"I thought the conditions of the race suited and the weight conditions were attractive. The actual ground conditions were what we wanted and the rain came.

"She's a high-class filly and won three Group races in Ireland last year. Don't forget she beat Found twice and on that form she had an outstanding chance.

"We got Johnny V (Velazquez) and the rest is history."

He added: "I'll speak to the owner now, but there is a slight possibility she'll stay there and run in the Manhattan or she could come home and we'd look at the Pretty Polly.

"We might even leave her off for the summer and look at the Yorkshire Oaks and Arc. That's probably more likely.

"I've always felt that she would be a very good mare as a five-year-old. She loves an ease in the ground."

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