Homecoming Queen hacked up at Newmarket on SundayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Queen still in contention for Guineas double bid
France: Nine-length 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen has been left in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches by Aidan O'Brien, whose filly could bid to emulate Special Duty if she lines at Longchamp on Sunday.
Special Duty completed the British-French Guineas double two years ago, and the prospect of Ballydoyle's stunning Newmarket winner attempting the feat remains alive following the first forfeit stage on Tuesday.
O'Brien, who won the Pouliches with Rose Gypsy in 2001, also left in Up, After, Soon and his wife Annemarie's Ahimsa. Unless there are supplementary entries on Thursday, the Mick Channon-trained Samitar, for whom Olivier Peslier is booked, is the only British-trained filly in contention.
Fifteen colts remain in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, including ex-Irish-trained Dragon Pulse, now with Mikel Delzangles, who pipped Dabirsim in the Prix de Fontainebleau last time.
The British and Irish entries are Rockinante, Coupe De Ville, Telwaar, Gregorian, Nephrite, Requisition and Vault.
The going at Longchamp on Tuesday was described as very soft to holding, with further rain expected.