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Abdullah duo doubts for York

Race sponsor Khalid Abdullah could be without a runner in the Juddmonte International at York, though he has two possible starters.

The John Gosden-trained Remote is a half-brother to esteemed stable companion Kingman, but has been sidelined since winning at Royal Ascot in June of last year and faces a race against time to be fit.Noble Mission, a full-brother to Frankel, has been one of the success stories of the season for Lady Cecil, but some ease in the ground appears essential for him to show his best.

Khalid Abdullah's racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, said: We're just looking at it, but we're slightly run out of time with him (Remote). I'll speak talk to John this week and see where we are.

"Hopefully we might get him there, but it's going to be touch and go.

"Noble Mission is entered in the race as well, so we'll have a look at the weather forecast nearer the time and take a view."

Richard Fahey, David O'Meara, Niall Hannity and Mark Howard are on the panel for a special York Ebor Meeting preview night, to be held at the racecourse on Tuesday August 19.