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Japanese ace Kiseki poised to warm up for Arc with Prix Foy assignment

Japanese star Kiseki is set to test his credentials for October's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in the Prix Foy on Arc Trials Day at Longchamp this Sunday, with six runners standing their ground. 

The Prix Foy is set to feature a fascinating contrast of styles, with the freewheeling Kiseki up against a very classy hold-up horse in Waldgeist, who was last seen running a gallant third behind Enable and Crystal Ocean in a King George for the ages.

Christophe Soumillon put Kiseki through his final serious piece of turf work in Chantilly on Wednesday morning, tucking in behind galloping companion Monde Chat Lune and Mickael Michelle before pulling alongside to finish. 

Looking ahead to Kiseki's first test in Europe on Sunday, assistant trainer Hiroaki Kiyoma said: "It will be his first experience of Longchamp and so him getting to know the track will be important, but he's in very good shape so we're hoping for a good performance as well."

Aidan O'Brien could send Hunting Horn to contest the Foy, while four fillies from Ballydoyle – Magic Wand, Pink Dogwood, Simply Beautiful and Fleeting – are among 14 remaining entries for the Group 1 Prix Vermeille. 

The John Gosden-trained Classic heroines Anapurna and Star Catcher also feature, as does Channel, winner of the Prix de Diane in June.

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