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Irish Champion Next For Free Eagle
Meanwhile, Dermot Weld's Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Free Eagle is unlikely to contest Wednesday's Juddmonte International instead preferring to use the Irish Champion Stakes on September 12 as a stepping stone to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October. "I think York is probably looking less likely. I'm not sure it's set in stone, but he'll probably go straight to Leopardstown," said Fiona Craig, breeding advisor for owners Moyglare Stud. "He was very tired after he came home from Ascot. As everyone knows it was a bit of a rush to get him there anyway and he ran his heart out on the day." She added: "He's in good form now again now, though. He worked on the racecourse at the Curragh on Monday morning as they'd had a bit of rain and it was beautiful ground. We'd like to get to the Arc and we just think to run at York and then Leopardstown and then go to Longchamp would be a fair bit of racing in a short space of time."