Champion aim for Moonax

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The Barry Hills-trained Moonax finished second in the Group One Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp yesterday. Pat Eddery's mount was unsuited by the slow early pace and lost out in a sprint finish to Red Roses Story by half a length.

"He'll be schooled over hurdles now with the Champion Hurdle as his target," Hills said.

In the Group Three Prix du Petit Couvert, Croft Pool chased home Don't Worry Me by two lengths. Leap For Joy was fourth with Blue Iris and Millyant fifth and seventh respectively.