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Excelebration to miss Prix du Moulin at Longchamp

Updated: Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 20:40 | Comments

Excelebration had looked the horse to beat in the Longchamp Group One race
Excelebration had looked the horse to beat in the Longchamp Group One race

Excelebration is a notable absentee from Qatar Prix du Moulin at Longchamp on Sunday.

The defection of the Aidan O'Brien-trained miler means Farhh would now appear to have every chance of getting back to winning ways having finished second to Frankel on his last two appearances.

The four-year-old was previously narrowly beaten by Nathaniel in the Coral-Eclipse and flew home to finish third in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, so he would not be winning out of turn if he is triumphant in France this weekend.

Freddie Head's Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Moonlight Cloud appears his main threat, having suffered serious traffic problems when fourth in the Marois.

Alan McCabe's stable star Caspar Netscher was one place further back in fifth and is set to cross the English Channel once again.

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