One of the Coolmore partners, Michael Tabor assesses the chance of Mendelssohn in the Breeders’ Cup Classic
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STYLE DE GARDE is the highest rated of these over timber and the Fred Winter second appears the one to beat on his chasing bow following a wind operation in the summer. Embole was back in 12th in that Cheltenham Festival contest and looks to have plenty to find to overturn the selection, but does have the benefit of a run this season in his favour. Long Call has been mainly seen on the Flat of late and faces a tough ask on his fencing debut.
Granted a clear round, STYLE DE GARDE should make a winning start to his chase career. He posted a fine effort when second in the 22-runner Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival in March, hurdles form which is superior to anything that Embole and Long Call achieved in that sphere.