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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Small identity changes required for international runners to avoid duplication

Prince of Arran: will be known as A Prince Of Arran in Australia
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Several of the international arrivals have had to undergo a few tweaks to their form-guide moniker, due to clashes in the Australian book.

The horse formerly known as 'Prince Of Arran' will now force racecallers into an extra breath as he is now referred to as 'A Prince of Arran', while 'Cliffs Of Moher' underwent a couple of tweaks - first he became My Cliffs Of Moher, before the name was then re-jigged to The Cliffsofmoher.

There was even minor concern for the identity of what looms to be the closest potential rival to Winx's Cox Plate four-peat in Benbatl, when he was listed temporarily as Banbatl, but that has since been amended to his regular name.

Another Godolphin galloper though will require a tweak to his name. Leading Lexus Melbourne Cup fancy Hamada will need a new identity, given he shares his name with a two-start maiden in Western Australia.

The 'Cliffs of Moher' name in Australia belongs to an Adelaide colt trained out of Warwick Farm, while 'Prince Of Arran' was trained by Mike Moroney, although the four-year-old is listed as transferred on the Racing Australia website.

One of Darren Weir's Japanese imports Langley will now be called Lord Langley, with his previous name taken by a four-year-old trained out of WA by former Geelong footballer Mark Bairstow.

Interestingly, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Yucatan - running in this Saturday's Ladbrokes Stakes - has kept his name, despite the presence of his namesake trained at Murray Bridge by Matthew Sayers.


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'Prince Of Arran' will now force racecallers into an extra breath as he is now referred to as 'A Prince of Arran'
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