Melbourne Cup runner nearing a return to racing

Caulfield Cup runner-up Trip To Paris has been entered for a race at Newbury as he prepares for a comeback from injury.

The Ed Dunlop-trained stayer suffered a tendon injury in the Japan Cup in November after finishing fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup.

He has been nominated for a race on Saturday and is among the entries for the Goodwood Cup on July 28.

Stablemate Red Verdon is a late entry for the Group One Grand Prix de Paris at Saint-Cloud on Thursday.

He finished a creditable sixth of 16 in the Epsom Derby and was then added to the Irish Derby where he managed to get get a lot closer to Harzand when fourth.

“We have supplemented Red Verdon this morning, he came out of his run at the Curragh extremely well and has been showing us all the right signs at home,” Dunlop said on his website.

“It is a competitive field, as you would imagine, and he could encounter the fastest ground he has run on this year.

“But the ground has been well watered and the forecast is for temperatures to cool as the week progresses, we hope he will run a big race and he is joint-top-rated.”


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