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Americain Begins 2nd Melb Cup Campaign Today
Meanwhile 6YO entire Americain (Dynaformer-America, by Arazi) returns to the track in France's Listed Prix Right Royal (3100m) at Saint-Cloud today, as the 1st step in a long campaign aimed at winning back-to-back Melbourne Cups. Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre told racingpost.com he is "eyeing the UK Gr1 Ascot Gold Cup as a target for the 1st half of the season" but noted Americain "has been having an easy time since he got back from Hong Kong & hasn't been asked to do anything too strenuous. I expect him to run well, but I'd be surprised if he wins." He added Americain will then contest a Gr3 event in France before heading to the UK.