Panther in Longchamp mix
Sunday 8 July 2012
Brown Panther features among 18 possibles for the Prix Maurice de Nieuil over a mile and three-quarters at Longchamp on Saturday.
Last year's St Leger second, part-owned by former Manchester United and England striker Michael Owen, put a poor first run of the season behind him when scooting up by seven lengths at Pontefract recently.
He could step back up from Listed company to Group Two class this weekend, with possible rivals including Fame And Glory.
Aidan O'Brien's smart stayer would be on a retrieval mission, should he line-up, following a tame run when defending his Gold Cup crown at Royal Ascot.
Camborne was an emphatic winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap at the Royal meeting and John Gosden's rapidly improving four-year-old may jump up in grade here.
The in-form Newmarket trainer also has Thimaar engaged, but he was in action as recently as Saturday at Sandown.
The other British entries are the William Haggas-trained Harris Tweed and Times Up from John Dunlop's stable.
Of the home contingent, top French trainer Andre Fabre can choose from three - Dance Moves, Brigantin and La Pomme D'Amour.
Alain de Royer-Dupre has entered Ivory Land and Shahwardi and Mikel Delzangles could be represented by Zack Hall and Vadamar.