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Battle of Marengo to storm Paris in Grand Prix de Paris

Updated: Monday, 08 Jul 2013 17:00 | Comments

Battle Of Marengo will bid to regain the winning thread when he contests the Grand Prix de Paris in Paris later this month
Battle Of Marengo will bid to regain the winning thread when he contests the Grand Prix de Paris in Paris later this month

Battle Of Marengo is set to tackle the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Saturday week.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt finished fourth behind stablemate Ruler Of The World in the Derby at Epsom but could finish only second when dropped to Group Two company for the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

However, O'Brien will give the son of Galileo another try at the highest level in Paris on 13 July 13, when he tries to follow in the hoofprints of fellow Ballydoyle runner Imperial Monarch, who won the 12-furlong heat last term.

"It looks like he will go there at the moment," O'Brien said.

The trainer also reported Gale Force Ten a possible runner in next week's Darley July Cup, while Coventry Stakes third Sir John Hawkins could also run at Newmarket.

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