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Panther swerves Ascot Cup

Wed, 17 October 2012
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Brown Panther will bypass Saturday's Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot in favour of a trip to France the following week.

The four-year-old was due to tackle the likes of Fame And Glory in the Ascot Group Three after an excellent effort when third in the Irish St Leger, but trainer Tom Dascombe has decided to go for Group One glory at Longchamp instead.

He tweeted: "After much deliberation we've decided Brown Panther goes straight for the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp 28 Oct, so won't run at Ascot this Sat."

Bloodstock Al: RT @DanBriden: @bloodstock_al I put this together yesterday - 1000 Guineas winners (1990-2008) at stud. http://t.co/YxkDBh6zk7
Bloodstock Al: @DanBriden Interesting read- as you say successful mares are the exception to the rule; shame about Kazzia as her record is as good as any.
Bloodstock Al: RT @EquilineT: Shamkala (f.2011)(Pivotal - Shamakiya x Intikhab) easy win in Prix des Tertres (10f.) at Longchamp < http://t.co/gZUSuQKQBl
Bloodstock Al: RT @Aidan_m_: The 2.85m yearling purchase at @Goffs1866 last year has been named Ol' Man River. A Montjeu colt ex dual 1000 Guineas winner