Racing: French raid for Godolphin

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The Independent Online
GODOLPHIN, on a high following Cape Verdi's win in the 1,000 Guineas, have declared three colts, Altibr, Bintang and Zaya, for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas) at Longchamp on Sunday.

A total of 18 stood their ground at yesterday's second acceptance stage for the race in which Criquette Head's unbeaten Prix de Fontainebleau winner, With The Flow, looks the best local hope.

In the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Godolphin are keeping their options open having left in Asfurah, Bahr and La Nuit Rose. The only other overseas acceptor is Aidan O'Brien's Kincara Palace in a race in which Prix de la Grotte winner Zalaiyka may start favourite.

Norman Williamson was stood down for 48 hours after suffering concussion following a fall from The Whole Hog at Exeter yesterday.

RICHARD EDMONDSON

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