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Deirdre to stay in Europe

5th August 2019, 17:26 by Tom Hill

Connections of Deirdre have confirmed their intention to stay in Europe following last week's win at Glorious Goodwood.

The Japanese-owned horse started her career last March at Meydan and recorded a third-place finish to give connections plenty of hope.

A disappointing return to the track in Dubai was then followed by an underwhelming performance when sixth in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

However, Mitsuru Hashida's mare bounced back when claiming a surprise win in the Nassau Stakes.

Races in France, England and Ireland are all being considered as connections try to capitalise on her current momentum.

Assistant trainer Yoshi Hashida said: "I think we are going to keep her in Europe. We have an entry in the Irish Champion Stakes and there are other good options for her.

"To go to France is attractive. We don't have an entry in the Arc, so it will be a big decision for her owners. We might have a chance to run in France before the Arc as well.

"The Arc would be a dream for the Japanese industry and now we are settled in Newmarket, it is a bit different to other horses that have travelled over before

"It is all about her - she is a queen for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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