Salouen is set to head for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 28 following another fine effort in defeat.
The consistent four-year-old had run Cracksman to a head in the Coronation Cup at Epsom and backed that up when only beaten a length and a quarter in third place behind Waldgeist in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on Sunday.
The son of Canford Cliffs has won just two of his 18 starts, both as a two-year-old, but has performed exclusively in Pattern company since then.
Trainer Sylvester Kirk is quite happy for Salouen to continue taking on the best company.
“He’s very good. It’s the King George next,” said the Lambourn handler.
“The thing I worry about is not letting the horse get his head in front.
“There’s no guarantee he’s going to go and win a Group Three yet.
“We’ll go off and go to Ascot. He’s in great form. As for his stallion potential, it’s not that he’s risking anything by running in the top grade all the time.”