Racing: Ramruma may be rerouted toward Arc

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RAMRUMA, who completed the Epsom-Irish Oaks double on Sunday, could bypass the St Leger in favour of an attempt on the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on 3 October, it emerged yesterday.

Coral made the Henry Cecil-trained filly a 4-1 chance for Doncaster after she trounced Sunspangled by seven lengths at the Curragh. Immediately after the race Cecil nominated the Yorkshire Oaks and St Leger as Ramruma's next intended targets.

However, in a statement yesterday, the Warren Place trainer warned: "Ramruma is entered in the Arc as well as the St Leger and no decision will be made for some time regarding which race she participates in." William Hill quote Ramruma at 16-1 for the Arc.

Richard Hannon hopes to saddle four two-year-olds in the pounds 125,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday, for which 35 entries were confirmed yesterday.

Hannon, who took the five-furlong contest in 1996 with Miss Stamper, said: "I'll have to run Halland Park Girl. She's a pounds 4,000 filly and has only 8st. Imperialist will run, as will Digital Image and Lady Sarka will have to go as she's fast.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Longchamp, 3 October) Coral: 5-2 Montjeu, 6-1 El Condor Pasa, 10-1 Oath, 12-1 Croco Rouge, Fruits Of Love, Ramruma, Sagamix, Tiger Hill, 14-1 others; William Hill: 9-4 Montjeu, 4-1 El Condor Pasa, 12-1 Croco Rouge, Sagamix, Tiger Hill, 14-1 Daryaba, Oath, 16-1 Dream Well, Fruits Of Love, Ramruma, Slickly, 20-1 others

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