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Published 05/08/2015

Walzertakt is unlikely to be heading to the Curragh
Walzertakt is unlikely to be heading to the Curragh

German stayer Walzertakt is unlikely to take up an engagement in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger on September 13.

The six-year-old son of Montjeu emerged as a surprise contender for the Group One at the Curragh after he defeated the well-regarded Bathyrhon by a short head in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at Longchamp in July.

But trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho would now rather prepare him for the Group Two Prix Kergorlay at Deauville later this month, with the Prix du Cadran on Arc weekend at Longchamp a conditional goal.

He said: "There is a race at Deauville in August and I think that is where we will go with Walzertakt, instead of travelling to Ireland.

"I want to end up running him in the Prix du Cadran so I think it will make a little more sense to stay in France.

"It is only an idea, but that is what I prefer at the moment."

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