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Cirrus Set To Defend Coronation Cup Crown
Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top-Taille De Guepe, by Septieme Ciel) remains on course for a defence of his title in the Gr1 Coronation Cup, in which he defeated fellow French horse Flintshire last year, reports Sky Sports. Cirrus Des Aigles, who resumed with a 1.25-length victory over Al Kazeem in the Gr1 Prix Ganay (2100m) at Longchamp earlier this month, will continue his build-up to the 6 June Epsom feature when he contests the Gr1 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday. "Cirrus Des Aigles runs in the Prix d'Ispahan this Sunday and then we will think about coming back to Epsom Downs with him," trainer Corine Barande-Barbe said. "We ran in both the d'Ispahan and the Coronation Cup last year and he could do the two races again. We will see how he comes out of this Sunday before deciding whether to go for the Investec Coronation Cup or the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud." She added: "Christophe Soumillon judged the ride right in the Ganay and he knows the horse very well. He lets Cirrus Des Aigles do what he wants - the race was not hard for him and his rhythm was perfect. That win gave us a lot of pleasure and he has been doing very well since then."