WILLIAM HAGGAS is hoping to bag another big prize with Urban Fox.
The Group 1-winning filly is set to hunt further top-level spoils in the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp next month.
Urban Fox caused an upset in the Group 1 Pretty Polly in July[/caption]
The daughter of Foxwedge won the Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland in July and has since run second in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Prix Jean Romanet in Deauville.
The Prix de l’Opera is run over 1m2f on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day on 7 October.
However, Haggas issued a warning that the filly could be rerouted to America if the ground comes up soft at Longchamp.
Haggas said: “I think we are going to go for the Opera. I have her in the Flower Bowl at Belmont and the E.P Taylor at Woodbine, but she can’t do all three of them.
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“She is likely to go for the Opera, but if the ground goes soft, she will then head to either Belmont or Woodbine.
“She ran a really good race last time in the Romanet and just got nutted on the line by an improving French filly (Nonza).
“She did everything right bar win.
“The only race straight after the Romanet she could have run in was the Blandford Stakes, but that was a Group 2 and I didn’t see much point in dropping her down in class for that.”