Minsk to be upped in trip
(Healy Racing Photos)
The Curragh trainer felt Minsk could not quicken off a slow pace in the two-mile Grade One and will now target the four-year-old at the Grade Two Slaney Hurdle at Naas next month.
"Maybe he does want a bit further. We might not have made enough use of him," said Hughes.
"They quickened on him. Ruby didn't go that quick in front (on Champagne Fever).
"We'd be happy enough to go again and he'll go for the Slaney Hurdle on January 6th."
Jockey Frankie Dettori faces a six-month ban from riding when the stewards of France Galop meet in Paris on Tuesday.