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Olympic's flame is still burning for Longchamp

Olympic Glory is one of 24 horses to stand their ground at the latest forfeit stage for Sunday's French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp.

Some 30 colts were in the reckoning, but six have now been removed.


Trading Leather is a notable absentee, but his trainer Jim Bolger (pictured) still has Loch Garman and Leitir Mor in contention.

Charlie Hills has taken out Ebn Arab, the Godolphin team have removed Tawhid and Brian Meehan's Mujazif will not run.

Tommy Carmody's Fort Knox has also been scratched, as anticipated, following the news the colt would be targeted at the Irish 2000 Guineas after being bought by Sheikh Mohammed.

Richard Hannon's Olympic Glory made a winning return to action in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury and will return to France aiming to complete a memorable week for the Hannon camp, following the 1000 Guineas victory of Sky Lantern at Newmarket on Sunday.


Hannon could also saddle Havana Gold, while Marco Botti could send runaway Kempton scorer String Theory.

The only other potential British challenger is John Gosden's Bright Strike.

Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O'Brien has three entries in Festive Cheer, Gale Force Ten and Flying The Flag.