Three-year-old Excelebration, who is set to stand at Coolmore at the end of his racing days, ran out a brilliant G1 winner in Paris on Sunday.
The Marco Botti-trained colt, a six-length winner of Newbury’s G2 Hungerford Stakes on his previous start, saw off a strong all-aged field to land the G1 Prix du Moulin.
Jamie Spencer took the lead before a furlong out in the mile contest and went on to beat the three-time G1 winner Rio De La Plata by a length and a half on unsuitably soft ground.
“He’s got two options now either going to Ascot (for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes) or to the G1 Breeders’ Cup (Mile) and it’s up to the owners to decide,” Botti told www.racingpost.com
“He’ll either have to face Frankel or Goldikova, but he deserves the chance to step up to another level.”
Spencer told www.racingpost.com: “When they win on ground they hate you know they are special .He’s got the speed to get the good position you need in these races.”