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Empoli handed Epsom mission

Leading German trainer Peter Schiergen has confirmed Empoli is an intended runner in the Investec Coronation Cup.

Schiergen, best known for his handling of brilliant Arc and King George heroine Danedream, was successful on British turf again on Saturday as Emerald Star clinched victory in the Group Three Chartwell Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield.

Empoli showed he is up to competing on the big stage when finishing a fantastic fourth in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan at the end of March and Schiergen is looking forward to seeing his charge line up on the Downs on June 7.

"We will send Empoli over for the Coronation Cup at Epsom - everything is well and I'm confident - I just hope the weather is better (than at Lingfield on Saturday)," said the trainer.