Thunder Snow To Cross Channel For Prix Jean Prat

Thunder Snow, a horse I have been on a couple of times this season including out in Dubai, is off on his travels again and should fly the flag for Godolphin in Sunday's Prix Jean Prat after Barney Roy was withdrawn from the Chantilly event at Thursday's forfeit stage. Richard Hannon's Royal Ascot hero lines up in Saturday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown instead, leaving the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow, who finished third in the St James's Palace Stakes, the sole Godolphin contender. He is one of just four possibles along with Andre Fabre's Trais Fluors, the Freddy Head-trained Gold Luck and Francis-Henri Graffard's Lightupthenight, who was supplemented for the Group One heat at a cost of 28,800 euros.

The Christophe Ferland-trained Spotify, who finished fourth in the French 2000 Guineas, was the other withdrawal from the race on Thursday.