Verry Elleegant is still on course to take on some of the best Europe has to offer.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup winner had her battle-race with English galloper and the world's highest-rated horse Addeybb delayed by a week but will get the opportunity to test herself next weekend.
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The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m) in Paris is the race part-owner Brae Sokolski has in mind for his star mare who returned to winning ways last start.
Speaking to racing.com, Sokolski said trainer Chris Waller was warming to the idea of sending her overseas.
"The rest of the ownership group is on board if it can be done and I know Chris (Waller) is warming to the prospect of putting her on the world stage," Sokolski said.
"They are lofty ambitions we have for her on the global stage, but the time will be absolutely right for her. She’ll be a six-year-old mare at the peak of her powers going to her best distance (2400m) and likely on a suitable wet surface.
"There just isn’t much left for her in the spring here. She’s out of the handicaps and we’re not certain of her around The Valley (Cox Plate)."
Her target for this campaign remains the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, after that she will likely be sent to the paddock for a well earned spell.
"There is a lot of water to go under the bridge before we get there (Europe) because it is not a well-worn path we will be taking," he said. "It’s something we’ve got to put into action ourselves to create our own path and while that makes it more challenging, it is also more exciting."
The Arc is run on October 3rd meaning the mare would be over in Europe at the beginning of the spring carnival.
Her spring targets are yet to be confirmed, last year she won the Caulfield Cup and Turnbull Stakes before a gallant run in the Melbourne Cup.