Elarqam, a close third in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, is to be supplemented for this weekend’s Irish Champion Stakes.
Charlie Johnston, assistant to his father, said just after 10am: “The horse is out at the moment being checked over by the vet. All being well he will be supplemented later this morning.
“It was one of those slightly bizarre situations at York. In the morning if you’d have offered us third place in the International we’d have bitten your hand off.
“Yet the way he finished his race left us slightly frustrated as he was short of room at a time when things really mattered. He’d certainly have finished half a length closer with a clear run.
“He certainly proved, though, that he’s up to Group 1 level, and the Irish Champion Stakes is the obvious next step.”
Elarqam had previously won the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes from Addeybb.