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Fame goes the distance at Ascot

Fame And Glory returns to the scene of his Ascot Gold Cup triumph as he goes on a retrieval mission in Saturday's Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.

Aidan O'Brien's five-year-old was a three-length victor over Opinion Poll over two and a half miles back in June but he has since disappointed in two starts.

Opinion Poll will take him on again and is one of two runners for Godolphin, with Saeed bin Suroor's Darley Sun also lining up, while Mark Johnston is double-handed with last week's Cesarewitch third Colour Vision joined by Eternal Heart in the Group Three contest.

The John Dunlop-trained Times Up beat Andrew Balding's Chiberta King at Newmarket last time and they will clash again along with the third home that day, John Gosden's Nehaam.

Clive Cox will be represented by the consistent Polly's Mark, while Sir Mark Prescott's Motrice completes the 10-strong line-up.

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