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Europe to Size up class field

SIZING EUROPE is among a top class entry of 15 for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Champion Chase at Gowran Park on Sunday.

Henry de Bromhead's stable star won the race 12 months ago and the good ground at Gowran currently makes him a likely runner this weekend.

Also entered in the two-and-a-half-mile Grade Two are Mouse Morris's duo of China Rock and First Lieutenant, Paul Nolan's two stars Joncol and Noble Prince and the Willie Mullins-trained Blackstairmountain.

Dream over for Dane

Danedream's bid for back-to-back wins in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday appears over after Cologne racecourse, where she is stabled, was dramatically placed into quarantine on Monday afternoon. The German track has been shut down for three months after a horse tested positive for an equine infection of the blood.

All horses based at Cologne cannot leave the racecourse, including the Peter Schiergen-trained Danedream.