Elarqam is “90 per cent certain” to be supplemented for the Juddmonte International at York next week.
Mark Johnston’s four-year-old has bounced back to his best this season and put up his most impressive performance to date last time out in the York Stakes when beating Addeybb.
The colt is now set to return to the Knavesmire, where he could meet the likes of Prince of Wales’s Stakes winner Crystal Ocean and St James’s Palace Stakes runner-up King Of Comedy.
The owner’s racing manager Angus Gold said on Monday: “When Sheikh Hamdan was here for Goodwood he said that as long as Mark and his team were happy with the horse this week, he thought we would probably supplement.
“The answer is he’s 90 per cent certain to be supplemented. Obviously it’s a lot of money (£75,000) and we need to confirm with Mark nearer the day, but as of this morning they were happy with him.
“His form was given a nice boost at the weekend by Addeybb. Elarqam was visually impressive at York, I can’t believe Addeybb quite ran his race, but that’s just my opinion.”
Hey Gaman will bid to gain the biggest victory of his career in the Unibet Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
With forecast rain expected to benefit the four-year-old, Newmarket trainer James Tate is optimistic his colt can add a third win to his name this season, having already struck in Listed and Group 3 company.
Tate said: “At the moment the plan is to go to Newbury at the weekend, he has come out of the race at Goodwood really well.
“The horse that beat him in Ireland (Romanised) won a Group 1 in good fashion. They have got a bit of rain forecast and while that won’t suit others it will be fine for him.
“Goodwood wouldn’t have been his favourite track, he was beaten by a bit of a course specialist (Sir Dancealot) and he certainly didn’t damage his reputation.
“He is already a course and distance winner so we know the track is fine. It has a slightly open feel to it and it could end up being a small field race with the rain forecast.
“He has been second at Group 1 level and Group 2, so he deserves to win something like this.”