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Grey Gatsby set for Grand Prix de Paris outing

Updated: Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 15:39 | Comments

The Grey Gatsby would be stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time in the Grand Prix de Paris
The Grey Gatsby would be stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time in the Grand Prix de Paris

French Derby hero The Grey Gatsby is on course for another trip across the Channel for the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on 13 July.

Kevin Ryan's Classic winner would be stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time after showing he stays the extended mile and a quarter well with victories in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly and previously the Dante Stakes at York.

"He worked this morning,” Ryan told Channel 4 Racing. “He had 10 days off and got very fresh, very quick.

"The plan is to run him two weeks tomorrow in France over a mile and a half."

Ryan also confirmed his talented young sprinter Hot Streak as a probable for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

The three-year-old lost nothing in defeat when third to Sole Power in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot over the minimum trip and the six-furlong championship now beckons.

"He ran great. He came out of the race very well and hopefully you'll see him here [Newmarket] in a few weeks' time," said the North Yorkshire handler.

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