Kew Gardens confirmed for ParisLongchamp outing


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Trainer Aidan O’Brien has confirmed Kew Gardens will be run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp on Sunday afternoon.

The winner of this year’s St Leger was expected to be withdrawn by connections.

The three-year-old has enjoyed a fine campaign, with the win at Doncaster coming after successes in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and the Grand Prix de Paris over the Arc course and distance.

Kew Gardens is being aimed at the Arc despite original concerns and he will be joined in the race by several stablemates.

Confirming his plans, O’Brien said: “The plan is that we are going towards the Arc with him. There is a forfeit stage in the morning and he’s going to be left in. At the moment that’s what we are looking at doing.

“Hunting Horn is going to be left in as well and Capri as well. We have to decide whether Magical will be left in in the morning.

“She’s one we’re not sure about. If she isn’t left in, she’ll go to the Opera instead and Magic Wand might go for the fillies’ race (Opera) as well, but Forever Together won’t run again this year.

“Pink Dogwood might go for the fillies’ race [Prix Marcel Boussac] and Broome might go to the colts’ race [Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere].”

Enable remains the 2.10 favourite for Sunday’s race, with Sea Of Class next in the market at odds of 5.00. Cracksman remains in the running at 9.00, while Capri is 29.00.

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