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Panther on prowl for Ormonde

Brown Panther makes his seasonal reappearance in Friday's Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes at Chester.

The Tom Dascombe-trained six-year-old ran a respectable race in the Melbourne Cup when he was last seen to finish eighth, beaten just over seven lengths by Fiorente.

Dascombe chose the Group Three at his local track for Brown Panther's comeback two years ago when he finished last of four, a rare bad run on his record.

Aidan O'Brien will be represented by Ernest Hemingway, beaten just over four lengths when last seen in the Dubai Gold Cup.

Sir Michael Stoute runs Dubai disappointment Hillstar, who steps back up in trip having won the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot last year.

Marco Botti's Mount Athos won the race last year, when trained by Luca Cumani, and is back again.

Last year's Cheshire Oaks winner Banoffee, trained by Hughie Morrison, and Clive Brittain's Jathabah are the two fillies who make up the field.