Racing: Strong Papin party

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Six British-trained juveniles are among the 11 acceptors for the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on Saturday. The Group Two event, the most important race for two-year-olds run in France so far this season, has attracted Clive Brittain's Greenlander, Mark Johnston's Atlantic Viking, Brian Meehan's Dernier Croise, Paul Cole's Bodyguard, Godolphin's Asfurah and Simon Dow's Aurigny.

The Royal Ascot and Cherry Hinton Stakes winner, Asfurah, would be the pick of the raiders on form but she is also engaged in the Group Three Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot the same afternoon.

Cole's Queen's Vase and Northumberland Plate winner, Windsor Castle, is one of three British acceptors for the Group Two Prix Hubert de Chaudenay over one mile and seven furlongs.