The above is purported to be from Racing Post staff.
Absolutely ludicrous! Ghaiyyath was stuffed in the Arc last season, but invincible over 10f this season. The Irish and English Champions Stakes are over 10f; nicely spaced; no Love or Enable either unlike the Arc. It's an absolute no brainer where he should run.
Late last night the Irish government had given connection a bonus ie no 14-day mandatory quarantine for non-Irish jockeys.