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Leger hero Rule Of Law unlikely to return this season.

Byline: David Milnes

RULE OF LAW, not sighted since giving K errin McEvoy a memorable first Classic success in the St Leger at Doncaster last September, is unlikely to be seen out this season according to trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, writes David Milnes.

The son of Kingmambo, who gave Godolphin their fourth triumph in the world's oldest Classic when holding off Quiff by a head, is still recovering from a foot problem he sustained in Dubai over the winter.

The trainer said: ``Rule Of Law is now on the comeback trail and may run at the end of the season, although it is more likely we will wait until next year with him.''

Originally, Rule Of Law had been pencilled in for a midsummer return to contest some of the Group 1 middledistance contests in Europe.

P rior to his Town Moor win, he had finished runner-up to North Light in the Vodafone Derby before putting Let The Lion Roar to the sword in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York in August.

Andrew Reid is looking for a suitable opportunity for Eccentric following the four-year-old's notable win at Epsom.

Eccentric was recording his first success on turf when he lifted the Vodafone Rose Bowl on Friday.

His previous seven wins had all been on Lingfield's all-weather surface - the last five this past winter, culminating in the Winter Derby.

``He's in great form and is out in the field enjoying himself,'' said the London-based trainer.

``He's not having a break, just two or three days after his race at Epsom. He had a week off after he came back from Sweden, where he was fifth in a Listed race.

``There are not many tracks that suit him and we'll try to find a race for him, maybe at Chester. We'll probably keep him to ten furlongs, but he wasn't stopping at Epsom.''
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2005
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