Jane Chapple-Hyam is to step into the breach following the sad loss of Franklin D by accepting an invitation to run Solar Deity in the near £700,000 Korea Cup in Seoul on September 11.
The Newmarket trainer has jumped at the chance to send her all-weather specialist to the inaugural running of the valuable race over a mile.
Franklin D, winner of the Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood, was being prepared for the adventure by trainer Michael Bell when he sustained a fatal injury on the Newmarket gallops.
“They’ve asked me to take the place of Franklin D, who unfortunately was put down on the gallops the other day,” said Chapple-Hyam.
“I had a call asking me if I would run my all-weather specialist Solar Deity, so I said yes.
“He ran at York on Thursday, but he’s not a turf horse. He’s now going to go for a prize worth $850,000.
“He comes out second top-rated. The top-rated is a Hong Kong horse.
“The horse will leave on September 1 and I’ll be going over for the race.
“It’s so exciting that the Korean Racing Association are starting to go international. They have a good sprint on the card as well.”
She added: “Darryll Holland is going to ride our horse. He was going to ride Franklin D and it’s only fair because the Korean Racing Association had organised everything with Darryll.
“He was champion jockey out there last season. He’s got local knowledge so that’s got to be a plus.”