Buridan bidding to book Lingfield ticket

Chantilly qualifier could tee up Good Friday run.

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Buridan  will try to book his ticket for Lingfield next month as he lines up in the Prix Anabaa at Chantilly on Tuesday.

Formerly in the care of Richard Hannon, the six-year-old is now trained in France by Eoghan O'Neill and was a winner for his new team over the same six and a half furlongs he faces here last month.

The race winner is guaranteed a start in the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championship on Finals Day, which is April 2 at the Surrey venue, and O'Neill would be keen to go if Buridan triumphs.

He said: "Buridan is coming into this in good shape and, for whatever reason, seems to be improving at six years of age.

"I have only had the horse since November and have been feeling my way. He ran a good race first time up and then won well the other day. This looks a suitable next step, although it is clearly a tougher race.

"We haven't specifically been aiming at Finals Day, but if he is good enough or lucky enough to win then he would certainly be worthy of going for the big meeting on Good Friday."

Buridan is one of eight runners, with the Andre Fabre-trained Duhail  returning from a break having signed off with a handicap success under joint top-weight at Longchamp in late October.

We Go, winner of this race last year, also lines up for Frederic Rossi and Pierre-Charles Boudot, with Botch, Golden Boy, Louve Dream, House Of Kings and German challenger Coco City completing the field.

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