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Cirrus Des Aigles To Miss Juddmonte Clash With Frankel
Meanwhile, Yorke's Juddmonte International Stakes will be without Champion Stakes winner Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top-Taille De Guepe, by Septieme Ciel) having "not recovered sufficiently quickly from an ankle injury" reports guardian.co.uk. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe still hopes to meet Frankel in the October 20 Champion Stakes at Ascot following a likely return in Leopardstown's Irish Champion Stakes in September. Barande-Barbe said, "The cut he sustained to his ankle was a very deep one which quickly became infected and the wound took longer to heal than I had hoped. It is a great shame, as I was looking forward to running him there [against Frankel], but there are other races for him and I will now try to get him ready for Leopardstown."