They couldn’t run in the Arc because they’re geldings – but France’s prolific pair are eyeing big prizes at Ascot.
Arc runner-up In Swoop is to be nominated for the Japan Cup with trainer Francis Graffard now considering running the colt again this season.
Ronan Thomas has a shot at winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe when he makes his big-race debut after nearly 20 years in the saddle.
Ronan Thomas clinched his first G1 triumph in the 151st Deutsches Derby on In Swoop, trained in France by Francis Graffard.
Coronavirus has taken Royal Ascot off the agenda for nearly all of France’s leading trainers except Francis Graffard, who rates Wooded his best chance.