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O'Brien enters top duo into Cox Plate

So You Think has been entered in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 22.

Aidan O'Brien's Coral-Eclipse hero has won the last two renewals of Australia's weight-for-age championship when under the tutelage of Bart Cummings.

O'Brien (pictured right) has also entered recent Man o'War Stakes winner Cape Blanco -- although the Ballydoyle duo are first likely to have to pass rigorous quarantine regulations.

Dangerous Midge could represent Brian Meehan, while Luca Cumani is double-handed at this stage with Never Forget and Sahara Sun.

Americain, the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained 2010 Melbourne Cup winner, also features in a list of 189 nominations, along with the Mikel Delzangles-trained Zack Hall.

Rain will Tipp call for Reverence run

Ten-year-old sprinter Reverence could make his first start of the season on Friday night if there is ease in the ground at Tipperary.

Eric Alston's veteran was one of a number of British runners to be entered in the Listed Abergwaun Stakes, along with the likes of Duchess Dora, Group Therapy, Inxile and Shoshoni Wind, while last year's Nunthorpe winner Sole Power represents the domestic team.

Reverence actually took the 2006 Nunthorpe, when he was at the peak of his powers, but he is not a spent force yet and reappeared last term to finish second in the Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh.

"He'd only go there if it rained, so I hope it does at Tipperary as I will only run him where there's soft ground," said the Lancashire trainer.

"If he doesn't run he could go to Ascot the following day, and if he doesn't go there then there's a conditions race at Nottingham the following week.

"He's been fine -- we've just been waiting for the ground.

"I'd actually say he's as good as he has been for a few years."



Requinto's route still up in the air

David Wachman must decide whether to stay over the minimum distance or step back up to six furlongs with Requinto, impressive winner at Glorious Goodwood.

The Tipperary Listed scorer took in his stride the rise to Group Three class with a superb performance in the Molecomb Stakes, dashing home over the five furlongs to win comfortably.

Although plans remain fluid, Requinto still holds an entry in Sunday's six-furlong Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

"He seems to be fine," said Wachman.

"He's had an easy enough week and we'll just play it by ear with him and see where we go now.

"I'll speak to the owners and see what they want to do.

"It is a matter of trying to pick the right race on the right day."


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