De Bruyne heads to France
De Bruyne Horse was a surprise absentee from the list of final declarations for the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday.
The Woodcote Stakes winner headed the ante-post market with some bookmakers at around 5-1 but will not take his chance in the valuable five-furlong contest.
Tim Palin, racing manager for owners Middleham Park Racing, said: "He runs in the Prix Robert Papin (Maisons-Laffitte) on Sunday instead. Basically the lure of a Group Two and the race cutting up helped us decide, and he'll be more suited over five and a half furlongs"
De Bruyne Horse's trainer Richard Hannon still has three horses representing his Marlborough stable as he looks for a second win after Tiggy Wiggy in 2014.
His trio comprises Zalshah, Glaceon and Lexington Grace.
Maggies Angel heads Richard Fahey's team of five as the Musley Bank handler tries to win this race for a third time after being successful with Peniaphobia (2013) and Lathom (2015).
His other runners, in a field of 25, are Inviolable Spirit, Requinto Dawn, Bengali Boys and Danehill Desert.
The Clive Cox-trained Snazzy Jazzy and Michael Dods' Time Trail put their unbeaten records on the line, while the sole Irish entry is Lynn's Memory from Joseph O'Brien's stable.
William Haggas, who lifted this prize with Superstar Leo in 2000 and Jargelle in 2008, goes for gold with One For June. The daughter of Arcano got off the mark earlier this month.
"She won at Lingfield last week. It was six furlongs. I think she's got enough speed for five and she's in good form, so we're going to have a go," Maureen Haggas, the trainer's wife and assistant, told At The Races.
The Haggas team saddle Raucous in the Group Three Hackwood Stakes on the way to a second crack at the Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood where he was third last summer.
The four-year-old appeared to be on the unfavoured side of the course when eighth to Out Do in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot on his latest start.
"He's in really good form. He's come out of Ascot really well. I think ultimately he's going to go back to Goodwood for the Stewards' Cup," said Maureen Haggas.
The Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory bids to back up his win at Haydock, while Hugo Palmer has two interesting runners in Gifted Master and Koropick in a field of 13 declared for the six-furlong heat.
Intisaab, who was a respectable seventh in the Group One July Cup at Newmarket last weekend, will make a quick reappearance for trainer David O'Meara.
Thikriyaat is set to tackle a mile and a quarter for the first time in the bet365 Stakes, registered as the Steventon Stakes.
A Group Three winner over a mile at Glorious Goodwood last season, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt is upped in trip after being well beaten over seven furlongs at Newmarket last time.
Brian Meehan's Spark Plug will try to defy a 3lb penalty after his recent Listed success at York and Eve Johnson Houghton has Toulson and What About Carlo in the eight-strong field.
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