Hukum could well determine whether his connections will make a tilt for the Arc this weekend, as the four-year-old will feature in the Grand Prix de Deauville on Sunday afternoon.
Owen Burrows’ star burst onto the scene last year when landing the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot, before claiming some black type in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury and finishing fifth in the St Leger at Doncaster.
The Sea The Stars colt has impressed over the middle distances this season, winning three of his five starts this year.
After claiming success in Listed company at Goodwood in May, he finished third behind the impressive Wonderful Tonight in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The colt returned to winning ways in the John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes last month at York and he followed that up with back-to-back successes in the Geoffrey Freer.
Hukum is now aiming for his fourth success of the season, in the form of the 1m4f Grand Prix de Deauville across the English Channel.
Talking to the Racing Post, Burrows mentioned the colt’s progress and potential ground concerns.
“He’s certainly going the right way and physically, he’s improving.
“If the ground is soft at Deauville, it’s soft. It was very soft when he was third in the Hardwicke and I’d never not run him on it because he goes on it, but interestingly Jim (Crowley) thought the good ground does help him.”