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Gold Cup fourth Burning Victory has French aim, says Mullins

Sun 19 Jun 2022
 Kyprios is not to be denied in the Gold Cup for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore 9Photo: Hattie Austin (focusonracing.com)
Kyprios is not to be denied in the Gold Cup for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore 9Photo: Hattie Austin (focusonracing.com)

Willie Mullins will aim Burning Victory at the Prix du Cadran following her fine effort from off the pace to finish fourth in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

The former Triumph Hurdle winner could well take on last year’s victor Trueshan in the stayers' event at ParisLongchamp in October after producing a gallant effort on her first Flat outing since chasing home Buzz in the Cesarewitch last autumn.

The six-year-old was only beaten a length and a half by Kyprios.

While she won a Grade Three contest at Punchestown in February, Burning Victory had otherwise failed to set the world alight over hurdles this year but excelled over Ascot’s stiff two and a half-mile Gold Cup trip.

Mullins said: “She ran a good race. I was very pleased with her. The ground may have been a little on the quick side for her, but she has run more than creditably.

“There are options for her and we will get her home and see how she is, but I should think the Cadran would probably be a target for her, as the ground might be a little easier by then.”

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