Sea Of Class a doubt for Arc bid

Trainer William Haggas says Sea Of Class may miss the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe if conditions are not suitable.

Sea Of Class needs to be supplemented for the Longchamp showpiece, meaning connections will have to pay 120,000 euros to add her to the field.

Haggas says his charge won’t have a run-out before the Arc but he says he would have no issue in missing the race if he feels conditions aren’t right for Sea Of Class.

He told At The Races: “I don’t think she’ll run before [the Arc], she’s in the Prix Vermeille [September 16] but I don’t fancy that.

“I think there’s every likelihood that if she’s OK, she’ll be supplemented for the Arc, but I’m very concerned about the ground. I can’t believe its still dry and it’s not going to stay dry for long I’m sure.

“If the ground is good or faster on Arc day and she’s OK, then she’ll be there.

“Very few horses are very effective on fast and soft ground. I suspect she won’t like it [soft ground], her action suggests she flicks off the top of the ground.

“There’s every chance now we’re going to keep her as a four-year-old so if it’s soft, it’s a lot of money to supplement and we can go next year.”

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