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Alexandros to face twin monsters at Longchamp; Gitano Hernando preparing for Coral Eclipse in July

This Sunday, the female monsters of the French turf, Goldikova and Stacelita, will square off in Sunday’s Prix d’Ispahan (G1) at Longchamp over 1,850 meters.  It is expected that 2010 Al Rashidiya (G3) winner Alexandros will join them, returning to the races following an unplaced performance in the Dubai Duty Free, well behind Al Shemali.  Click HERE for the story from Thoroughbred Times.

Meanwhile, a strong sixth in the Dubai World Cup was all that Gitano Hernando could muster against Gloria De Campeao and Lizard’s Desire.  Only about three lengths behind the top trio, Team Valor primary Barry Irwin, quoted by the Press Association, reported that the Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown is a possible next target for his charge.  A go over the 10 furlongs of the Arlington Million could follow that start.  Click HERE for that story. 

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  1. Alexandros ended up not racing in the Prix d’Ispahan. The race was dominated by Goldikova. 2010 Prince of Wales Stakes winner, Byword, was the only horse in the race that ran Goldikova any kind of meaningful effort in the Prix d’Ispahan at all. Finishing about 1 length behind her under the wire. Stacelita never figured at all in the race and ran a well beaten 4th. She has since rebounded to win her next start in the Group 3 Prix LaCoupe.

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