O’Brien’s Deauville comes up short in Million

Deauville in action in Leopardstown last year

Aidan O’Brien’s Deauville came up just short in the Arlington Million, missing out on a bold bid to become just the second three-year-old to win the historic race.

Deauville was run out of it close to home in the Illinois race, losing out to Mondialiste – who ran out a game winner – as Kasaqui finished second.

O'Brien had hoped that Deauville might follow up his Belmont Derby success but it wasn’t to be.

Six-year-old Mondialiste, owned by David O'Meara and Danny Tudhope and winner of the Woodbine Mile last year, obviously likes competing on his travels.

Mondialiste, who was second to Time Test at York last time out, now has an automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Roger Charlton's Decorated Knight was declared a non-runner earlier in the day.

"I couldn't have worked out better," said Tudhope of Mondialiste."We'd gone over the race so many times but you don't know how it's going to go. It couldn't have gone better, though.

"He seems to love it out here, he thrives out here.It's amazing to win a race like this my first time here, it's amazing for everyone at the yard."

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