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Fabre to take watching brief with Epic Hero

9th April 2019, 17:31 by Neil Foster

Trainer Andre Fabre will play a waiting game over conditions for next week's bet365 Craven Stakes before committing Epic Hero.

The three-year-old is highly-rated and made a winning start to his career when taking the Belvedere Stakes at Chantilly by eight lengths last month.

The Craven is a decent yardstick for the year's Classics and Fabre would like to see his charge at Newmarket.

However, the son of Siyouni will only be seen on the Rowley Mile if the heavens open before the race.

"I was really wanting to run him in the Craven but I'm a little bit worried about the ground at Newmarket - it's a bit quick at the minute," said the French handler. "So I'll make a late decision. The other option is to run at Longchamp on Sunday.

"I doubt he will stay any further than a mile this season - he has lots of pace."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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