Racing: Tagula leads British raid on Prix de la Foret

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French 2,000 Guineas third Tagula heads Britain's challenge for the Group One Prix de la Foret at Longchamp tomorrow. Ian Balding has booked Kevin Darley to ride the colt, who tries to give Britain their first victory in this event since Wolfhound in 1992.

He is joined by the Sean Woods-trained Mistle Cat (Wendyll Woods), a Group One winner in Milan last time out, and Paul Cole's Inzar (Richard Quinn), who was third in this race last year. Shaanxi, Zarannda and Miesque's Son look the pick of the home team.

In the Group Two Grand Prix du Conseil de Paris, John Gosden runs Annaba (Frankie Dettori) after her Group Three success on Arc weekend.

Clive Brittain runs Punishment (Brett Doyle) in the mile-and-a-half event, in which Percutant, Poliglote and Running Flame look the dangers.

Five British runners bid for the Group One Gran Criterium, Italy's biggest two-year-old race, in Milan tomorrow. The quintet are the Michael Stoute's Further Outlook (Kieren Fallon), Kevin McAuliffe's General Song (Richard Hughes), John Dunlop's Hello (Fernando Jovine), Michael Bell's Ivan Luis (Michael Roberts) and Peter Chapple-Hyam's Panama City (John Reid).

The Irish filly Family Tradition, third in the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc day, looks the one to beat in the mile contest.

Lord Huntingdon sends Mongol Warrior (David Harrison) for the Group Three Preis der Spielbanken des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf tomorrow.

n The St Leger winner Shantou will run in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Woodbine next Saturday in preference to the Prix Royal-Oak.

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