Obligate team eyeing Deauville date

Obligate (pink hat) just held on in the Prix de Sandringham

Obligate could bid to extend her unbeaten record to four in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on July 28.

The daughter of Frankel, trained in France by Pascal Bary, handled the step up to Group Two company when making all the running in the Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly earlier this month in a record time.

A Group One is the next obvious target, with the Prix Rothschild the most likely assignment.

“She had quite a tough race in a record time, so I don’t think there’s any great hurry with her,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager.

“I would think the Prix Rothschild would be a possible target, but we’ll just see how she is and give her some time to get over it and then take it from there.

“There is nothing in what I would call the immediate offing, though.

“It was a very warm day and quite quick ground, but she has come out of the race fine.

“Hopefully she’s a very nice prospect.”