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Brian Meehan's Most Improved is an intended runner in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club

Updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:29

Brian Meehan is targeting the French Derby with Most Improved
Brian Meehan is targeting the French Derby with Most Improved

Most Improved will make his eagerly-awaited return to action in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, trainer Brian Meehan has confirmed.

One of the talking horses over the winter, he was forced to miss his intended comeback in the Craven Stakes and also the 2000 Guineas through injury.

He held an entry in the Heron Stakes at Sandown on Thursday but Meehan has aimed straight for the top with the Lawman colt, who has done all his racing to date over seven furlongs.

A statement on brianmeehan.com said: "Brian Meehan confirms that Most Improved will run in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) over 10 and a half furlongs at Chantilly.

"His preparation for the 2000 Guineas was interrupted so he could not make the Classic, but he is now back in very good form and working well.

"The French Derby was always on the agenda as a possible post-Guineas target, and it makes even more sense as he is French-bred and eligible for owners' premiums."

Kieren Fallon takes the mount.

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