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Empoli's Coronation Cup plan

Leading German trainer Peter Schiergen has confirmed Empoli as an intended runner in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom next weekend.

The four-year-old ran a fantastic race in defeat on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan at the end of March, finishing on the heels of Japanese wonder-mare Gentildonna, French star Cirrus Des Aigles and Roger Varian's Ambivalent in the Sheema Classic.

Schiergen has freshened up his charge since and is looking forward to seeing him compete at Group One level again on Derby day next Saturday.

"He is in good form and the plan is for him to run (at Epsom)," said Schiergen. He ran very well in Dubai, we gave him a break afterwards and he has come back well.

"His work in the morning has been good and we hope he will run a good race."