09/18/2009 12:00AM

Doctor Fremantle wins at Newbury


Doctor Fremantle nosed Look Here on the line to win the Group 3, $107,000 Arc Trial at Newbury on Friday, but neither of them is likely to line up for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Oct. 4.

Trained by Michael Stoute, the 3-1 Doctor Fremantle came from last to first in the six-runner field to snatch victory at the last moment from the 4-year-old filly Look Here, who had finished third, beaten all of two noses, in the Group 1 Coronation Cup in June. The winner, a 4-year-old son of Sadler's Wells had Campanologist back in third, a length behind, as he traveled the 1 3/8 miles on good to firm ground in 2:19.97 with Ryan Moore aboard.

Running for the first time since July 9, when he took the 1 1/2-mile, Group 2 Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket, Doctor Fremantle has also won a pair of Group 3's at Chester. Owned by Khalid Abdullah, he is one of a number of European-based Juddmonte runners who is being considered for a tilt at one Breeders' Cup race or another.

Nassau Stakes winner and English Oaks runner-up Midday, trained by Henry Cecil, is earmarked for the Filly and Mare Turf after a trial in the Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp on Arc Day. Her stablemate, King Edward VII Stakes winner and St. Leger fourth Father Time, is being considered for the Marathon, while the Stoute-trained Zacinto will use either the one-mile Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Sept. 26 or the 1 1/4-mile Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Oct. 17 as a prelude to either the Mile or the Classic.

Perhaps most intriguing of all is Spanish Moon. Winner of the Prix Foy, the course and distance Arc prep for older horses, he has both the Arc and the Canadian International under consideration before a run in either the Turf or the Hong Kong Vase.