Robin Of Navan given a break

Harry Dunlop, trainer of Robin Of Navan

Harry Dunlop plans to give Robin Of Navan a short break ahead of a potential return to France for the Prix Gontaut-Biron.

The Lambourn handler initially feared the worst for his stable star after he was heavily eased down in last Sunday's Group One Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

However, further checks showed the four-year-old had only sustained a number of pulled muscles and Dunlop now hopes to have him back in time for the 10-furlong Group Three at Deauville on August 15.

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Dunlop said: "Cristian Demuro reported he didn't feel quite right behind on the home bend, hence he eased off him and brought him home quietly.

"When we got him home we had a look at him and he had just pulled some muscles in behind. I was slightly worried though when the jockey came back and said he was not happy.

"I don't know where he did it, but he is just sore in behind and there are no fractures or anything else, just a few pulled muscles.

"He will have a few easy weeks and if all is well, we will aim him at the Prix Gontaut-Biron back over a mile and a quarter in August.

"We were going to put him in the Arlington Million, but I just want to get a nice run into him. The Prix Foy is another option for him later in the season."


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