09/07/2003 11:00PM

High Chaparral to run in Arc


Saturday's action in Europe produced some changes among the possible European runners in the Breeders' Cup.

Falbrav, the unlucky runner-up in Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, will run in either the Breeders' Cup Turf or the Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Oct. 18 and then in the Hong Kong Cup.

In the Turf he would probably get his preferred firm ground, but at Newmarket he would be running over his favorite distance of 1 1/4 miles.

The Irish Champion winner, High Chaparral, will go next in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Oct. 5. Third in the Arc last year, he will run in Europe's championship event and then try to defend his Breeders' Cup Turf title.

But Alamshar, only fourth in the Irish Champion, is now unlikely to run in the Turf, as trainer John Oxx feels that he is not at his best on left-handed tracks like Leopardstown or Santa Anita.

Moon Ballad, however, remains on course for the Classic after finishing fifth, just two lengths behind High Chaparral.

Meanwhile, Oasis Dream is still headed for the Breeders' Cup Mile despite his loss to Somnus in Saturday's Haydock Park Sprint Cup.