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Adelaide in Chantilly contention

Sunday's impressive Currragh scorer Adelaide is among 21 horses going forward for this weekend's Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.

Aidan O'Brien's charge was narrowly beaten in Longchamp's Prix Hocquart on his three-year-old debut and returned to Irish soil to slam stable companion Mekong River in the Group Three Gallinule Stakes.

The Galileo colt could turn out quickly for the French Derby, although the master of Ballydoyle also has Johann Strauss and Geoffrey Chaucer in contention.

The latter is expected to join stable companion Australia in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday week.

Kevin Ryan looks set to be represented in the mile-and-a-quarter contest by The Grey Gatsby, winner of the Dante Stakes at York.

The other British-trained contender is Roger Varian's Ayrad, who would be taking a huge step up in class following a bloodless victory in a Hamilton maiden.

Heading the home team is Jonathan Pease's Karakontie, who is in line for a Classic double following success in the French 2000 Guineas.