Meehan has Group One ambitions for Jayarebe

Brian Meehan is planning a leap up to Group One level for Newmarket maiden winner Jayarebe.

The Zoffany colt made a splash on his racecourse bow, beating a fair performer in the odds-on Broadway Act by half a length over seven furlongs, with the third-placed horse going on to win at Chelmsford subsequently.

While Jayarebe holds an entry for the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on September 30, Meehan is more inclined to hang fire for 24 hours and go for the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp instead.

He said: “I think it is more likely that we will go for the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Arc day as opposed to going for the Royal Lodge.

“I think that is a good spot for him and the race he won at Newmarket is working out.

“It is a Group One and he is French-bred and this gives him an automatic route into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Turf).

“The Breeders’ Cup would be on the radar, but Paris would be the main aim.

“We would see how he comes out of that first before making a decision as to whether he would go over to America.

“He worked very well on Thursday and I’m very pleased with him. He couldn’t be better.”

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