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Camelot's backed to Triomphe

HAVING been taken out of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe betting after agonisingly missing out on his Triple Crown bid earlier this month, Camelot has now been the subject of a mini spike in the betting for the French highlight on Sunday week.

A DECISION on Camelot's future hasn't been relayed to the general public as of yet, but after Joseph O'Brien last week admitted that the Longchamp race was a possibility and with some firms going 'non-runner, no bet' Camelot has been the subject of some decent support for the race.

Bookmakers Boylesports now make Camleot their 4/1 favourite for the 1m4f test having reintroduced him in the betting last week when they began their non-runner, no bet concession.

Paddy Power have also clipped the three-year-old for the race into 5/1, but they are yet to go with the non-runner, no bet, while Ladbrokes have only just reintroduced the Ballydoyle star into their betting following that surprise St Leger defeat.

Ahead of Camelot in the betting with all firms bar Boylesports remain last year's winner Danedream and trial winner Orfevre.

Meanwhile, Aidan O'Brien has made three entries and Andy Oliver the one, for Saturday's Group One Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Entries were cut from 60 to 25 following yesterday's final forfeit stage and O'Brien has left in Il Palazzo, Infanta Branca and Snow Queen, while Oliver will return to Newmarket with his Group Two-winning Sendmylovetorose who was sixth in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes just over a fortnight ago at the Curragh.

Dermot Weld and Kevin Prendergast could also have runners in Group One company at Newmarket on Saturday as Weld has Emulous in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes and La Collina is in the same race for Prendergast, while Up is another Irish possibility for Aidan O'Brien.

Henry Cecil holds a strong hand in the race with controversial Matron Stakes winner Chachamaidee possibly taking on her stablemate Beauty Parlour who is also already a Group One winner following an earlier Longchamp success.

Joanna Morgan's Moran Gra is the only potential raider in the Cambridgeshire on the same card, a race which has seen trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam secure the services of Joseph O'Brien for Mull Of Killough.