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Owner Says Americain Will Defend Melb Cup This Year
Star French-trained stayer Americain "will return to defend his Melbourne Cup crown this year" reported The Herald-Sun. Part-owner Gerry Ryan confirmed trainer Alain de Royer Dupre would "probably follow a similar path" with Americain (who had 4 starts in France before coming to Melbourne last spring) & said plans "would be finalised this week". Ryan added: "Apparently he looks a million dollars, so here we come again. We've got the taste for it now."