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O'Brien looks to Tapestry

Published 20/05/2015


Aidan O'Brien, who already has a record-breaking seven winners to his name in the Investec Coronation Cup, has Tapestry as his sole remaining representative in the Group One middle-distance showpiece for older horses at Epsom on June 6.

The four-year-old filly, who lowered the colours of last year's Oaks heroine Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks last season, has not run since finishing unplaced in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Also among the 13 horses remaining at the latest acceptance stage is Andre Fabre's Flintshire.

He was second best behind Treve in the Arc in October and also filled the same position in this race last summer when Cirrus Des Aigles got his measure.

Corine Barande-Barbe's admirable gelding, who is set to run in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday, is in line for a repeat, with France further represented by the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Dolniya. She defeated Flintshire to claim the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March.

Ed Dunlop's globe-trotter Red Cadeaux, second to St Nicholas Abbey in the 2012 renewal, could try again.

"It is a race under consideration - his next run is likely to be at either Epsom or Royal Ascot. We will see how he is nearer the time," said Dunlop.

"He is on the comeback trail at the moment after returning from his latest world travels."

Completing the baker's dozen are Arab Spring, Pether's Moon, Romsdal, Secret Gesture, Just The Judge, Sheikhzayedroad, Ayrad and Free Eagle.

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