Gosden filly is fourth

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John Gosden's triumphant weekend could not extend to Chantilly yesterday where his Ryafan made the running in the Prix de Diane but faded into fourth behind Vereva. Peter Chapple-Hyam's Dances with Dreams finished last of the 12 runners. It was the second win in the Classic for the owner- trainer-jockey combination of the Aga Khan, Alain de Royer Dupre and Gerald Mosse following Shemaka's 1993 victory.

"Vereva is a fast-improving filly," de Royer Dupre said, ''though I wouldn't be sure that she'd stay one and a half miles. The Eclipse is a possible target."

In the Grand Prix de Chantilly Chapple-Hyam's Royal Court finished last of five behind the fast-finishing Steward.

Rather like Benny The Dip at Epsom, Touch Gold rallied to land the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday to deny Silver Charm the American Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner had looked set for a historic win when getting the better of a duel with Free House with a hundred yards to go.

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