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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe still the target for Dunaden

Updated: Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 18:27

The Melbourne Cup hero failed to make any impact in the midsummer feature
The Melbourne Cup hero failed to make any impact in the midsummer feature

Connections of Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden are still inclined to go down the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe route after he could finish only sixth in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 

Jockey Craig Williams renewed his association with the six-year-old, but he found himself towards the head of affairs, which was not the plan.

Owner Sheikh Fahad's racing manager, David Redvers, said: "There's no definite decision yet as I haven't had chance to speak to Sheikh Fahad but my inclination would be to stick to the original target.

"We didn't learn a great deal yesterday. He had no cover at all and was in front a long way out, which made him the rabbit for the others to aim at.

"He loves to come from behind and pass horses so it was a bit of a farce. "That said, my feeling is to stick to the original plan of the Arc and he'll probably run in the Prix Foy beforehand."