Racing: International Revival

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JOHN GOSDEN yesterday declared Russian Revival a probable runner in tomorrow's Tote International Stakes. As his four-year-old tops the handicap at Ascot, his presence will mean that the weights for the pounds 150,000 contest will not rise.

Gosden had been considering Sunday's Prix Maurice de Gheest as an alternative for the Cork & Orrery Stakes runner-up but he withdrew the horse from that French Group One contest yesterday morning.

"At the moment Russian Revival is a probable runner at Ascot and Lanfranco Dettori will ride him," the trainer said. "But they have had 13mm of rain overnight and if they got much more we would have to review the situation."

Other withdrawals from the Maurice de Gheest include Gorse, Bold Edge, Andreyev and Caballero. But Gosden's Bertolini (to be ridden by Gary Stevens) is among seven British declarations for the event. He will be joined by Sampower Star, Diktat, Tomba, Arkadian Hero, Vision Of Night and Black Amber.