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Lucarno chases German riches at Baden-Baden

JOHN GOSDEN'S St Leger winner Lucarno will bid for more Group 1 glory this weekend in one of Europe's richestraces, the Grosser Preis von Baden.

Jimmy Fortune will partner the four-year-old on Sunday in Germany's most prestigious race, which is also a target for the Henry Cecil-trained Tempelstern (Tom Queally).

Aidan O'Brien's King Of Rome was also among the eight horses remaining at the latest forfeit stage but is more likely to stay at home for the Irish Champion Stakes.

Quijano, who won this race last year for trainer Peter Schiergen, is this time bound for Toronto, where he will be ridden by Andrasch Starke in Sunday's Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Turf at Woodbine.

In his absence, Schiergen will be represented at Baden-Baden by the first two from this year's German Derby, Kamsin, the mount of Johan Victoire, and Ostland (Adrie de Vries).

Fredrik Johannson is set to maintain his partnership with Adlerflug, who made Quijano fight all the way in last year's renewal. And Terry Hellier will be aboard Saddex, who is set to use the Grosser Preis as his final prep race before the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.


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