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Romanised handed Moulin mission and set to stay in training as a five-year-old

Romanised and Billy Lee return to the Deauville winner's enclosure after landing the Prix Jacques le Marois
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Romanised will have his final start of the campaign in the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp on Sunday and Ken Condon revealed his star miler would stay in training next season as a five-year-old.

Last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner confirmed himself as one of the best milers in the business with a stylish success on his last trip to France in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, and Condon is keen to stick to that trip, rather than try ten furlongs for the first time in the Irish Champion Stakes six days later.

Condon said: "Romanised has done very well since Deauville and will have his last run of the season on Sunday at Longchamp. We have recently found out that he will stay in training next year, which is fantastic news.

"Therefore we are not going to wait around for the Foret or the QEII at Ascot as the ground could be gone for him by then. Sunday will be his swansong for the season."

Romanised (in front) defeats Hey Gaman in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh

Although as short as 10-1 with some firms for the Irish Champion Stakes, Condon said the showpiece of Irish Champions Weekend was never under strong consideration for Romanised.

Condon added: "We think he is a speed horse so the Moulin was always a better option than Leopardstown. He has been doing everything right this season and the lightning quick time he did in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh over seven certainly suggests he is a speed horse.

"Longchamp will be a completely different test to Deauville as it is around a bend but we feel he goes there in great form with every chance. Billy Lee will ride and once again while Niall McCullagh will be on Success Days, just as he was at Deauville.

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Romanised has done very well since Deauville and will have his last run of the season on Sunday at Longchamp
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