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Stravinsky given the Dewhurst go-ahead.


STRAVINSKY has been given the green light to run in tomorrow week's Dewhurst Stakes after a sparkling workout yesterday at Ballydoyle.

The Nureyev colt, briefly favourite for next season's 2,000 Guineas after a sensational debut at York in August, will be bidding to regain the winning thread after being beaten by Aljabr on his only subsequent outing in the Prix de la Salamandre.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien seemed more than satisfied with Stravinsky's efforts on the gallops yesterday. "He worked very well over the normal four furlongs here and he is an intended runner in the Dewhurst," he said.

The news sets up an exciting clash in the Saudi Arabian Airlines-sponsored event, already the nominated target for Enrique-the colt who has supplanted Stravinsky at the head of betting for next season's 2,000 Guineas-and Gimcrack winner Josr Algarhoud.

Coliseum will represent O'Brien in Sunday's Grand Criterium at Longchamp, the Group 1 event which went to Ballydoyle 12 months ago thanks to Second Empire.

A third share in Coliseum has been sold to Marc de Chambure-owner of leading French stud Haras d'Etreham, who now owns the colt in partnership with Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor.

The son of Sadler's Wells will carry the Tabor silks on Sunday, when he will be ridden by Mick Kinane.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Clower, Michael
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 9, 1998
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