Racing: Moon set to shine

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EAST Of The Moon will start a short-priced favourite to win the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) at Chantilly this afternoon. The Francois Boutin-trained filly will be attempting to follow up her convincing success in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas), which she won from Agathe and Belle Argentine, who both renew rivalry today.

Belle Argentine, who has shaped like a doubtful stayer, will carry the colours of the Dubai-based Godolphin operation, successful with Balanchine in the Epsom Oaks last weekend. The biggest danger may be posed by East Of The Moon's stable companion Cheyenne Dream who will be ridden by Pat Eddery. There are no

British-trained challengers.

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