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Olympic Glory Set For Kingman Clash

Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Sheikh Joaan Al Thani will once again try to topple Kingman with Olympic Glory (Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) set to line up against Europe's premier miler in Sunday's Gr1 Prix Jacques le Marois in France, reports racingpost.com. The sheikh's Toronado proved no match for John Gosden's star 3YO in the Gr1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, but Al Shaqab Racing will be hoping the son of Choisir can put up a better showing at Deaville. Olympic Glory finished second to Moonlight Cloud in last year's edition of the Prix Jacques le Marois, when going down by a short head. A rematch between Kingman and Toronado is still possible however, with Toronado also under consideration for Sunday's race. But with heavy rain falling throughout Europe at the moment, it is likely that Olympic Glory will be trainer Richard Hannon's sole representative. Harry Herbert, racing manager to Al Shaqab, said: "Both horses are in great form, but with the ground as it is at the moment, it's very likely Olympic Glory will run. We're unlikely to run both horses, but that will ultimately be the sheikh's decision. This has been the plan for Olympic Glory for some time."

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