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Abbey back in Coronation habit

St Nicholas Abbey will face a maximum of six rivals when he bids for a hat-trick of wins in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien's six-year-old entire proved he was as good as ever when victorious in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March and the Ballydoyle handler could also be represented by Chamonix and Ernest Hemingway.

Former O'Brien inmate Joshua Tree could run for Ed Dunlop after his first start for his new connections at York.

The globetrotting Dunaden and Dandino look to be St Nicholas Abbey's main rivals on paper.

Dunaden was last seen finishing third in the Prix Ganay over a trip short of his best, while Dandino made a pleasing return in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket.

Chapter Seven, in the same ownership as Dunaden, has been left in by Stuart Williams.

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