Connections of All Spanish Mission are Concerned about the prospect of soft ground Compared to the quality of the Resistance Before This 1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes at Belmont on Saturday.
The David Simcock-trained three-year-old heads to America this weekend second week to the St Leger.
When impressing in the Bahrain Trophy he also won a trial that was notable for the Vintage at Newmarket, however his owners Have Opted to skip Doncaster.
"There's rain in the forecast for a few of days, and who understands if (Hurricane) Dorian will come up the shore. Long Island is up the coast," Team Valor's Barry Irwin informed www.bloodhorse.com.
"The weather is the big concern. The horse contrary to the conditions and the contest, we feel good about that.
"Although he's run a mile and a half and more, he is a versatile horse.
"When he won his last race, (Jamie Spencer) told me,'don't just think he is a stayer - now it wouldn't have mattered what the space was'."
No matter the outcome at Belmont, the Melbourne Cup is currently looming large on the horizon.
"With horses from Noble Mission, the majority of them look like the old they get, the better they will get. This trainer has been telling me from day one that no matter what he does this season, Spanish Mission would be greater and much better the year then," said Irwin.
"We're looking at a horse we can campaign until he is at five, with this big race in Australia in your mind. One of our plans is that we expect I'd really like to win and he can function as the Melbourne Cup horse, that is really a race Earle.
"He can run into it five or six, but if he continues to grow , he could do it ."
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