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Remote pointed at the Eclipse

Connections of Remote hope to get a run into the Royal Ascot winner before the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 5.

It had been the plan for Kingman's half-brother, who won the Tercentenary Stakes in Berkshire last June, to make the Prince of Wales's Stakes next week.

However, despite being declared twice recently, soft ground forced trainer John Gosden to err on the side of caution and now time has beaten the team in their efforts to give him a prep run.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, said: "John didn't want to run him first time back after a long lay-off on very soft ground.

"He probably won't go to Ascot now as we haven't been able to get a race into him.

"We'll just regroup and try to get him to the Eclipse, but obviously we are aware that time is marching on.

"There doesn't seem to be much point going for a Group One having not run for a year, so we'll try to get a run into him before the Eclipse."