No Simple decision for Verse
Simple Verse's team have yet to discuss which race last year's dual Classic heroine will contest on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on October 15.
Simple Verse: Champions Day options
The Ralph Beckett-trained four-year-old, winner of the St Leger in 2015, holds entries in the Group One Fillies & Mares Stakes, which she won last season, and the Group Two Long Distance Cup.
After falling short in three races over a mile and a half this term, Simple Verse got her head back in front with a last-gasp victory in the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster when returning to the scene of her St Leger triumph the previous September.
"Ralph's plan immediately after the Park Hill was to go for the stayers' race. Whether she goes for that depends if she stays in training next season," said David Redvers, racing manager for owners Qatar Racing.
"That is a discussion myself, Ralph and Sheikh Fahad have yet to have. At this moment in time she will go for one or the other.
"Ralph feels strongly about the stayers' race but it is only a Group Two and she is Classic winner.
"If we decide to go down the staying route next season there is a chance she will go for the longer race."
Mountain Bell, also owned by Qatar Racing, will head to the Fillies & Mares Stakes following her victory in the Listed Betway Stand Cup at Chester recently.
"She will go for the Fillies and Mares. It was very much Ralph's plan to go for that race at Chester and it worked out well," said Redvers.
"She will be a cracking prospect next year."
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