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Published: 14:04 | 6/10/16

Churchill heads Dewhurst field


Aidan O'Brien's Churchill heads a field of seven for Saturday's Dubai Dewhurst Stakes.

The son of Galileo won the National Stakes at the Curragh last time out and he is odds-on to claim his fifth successive win.

O'Brien is bidding for his fifth win in the Dewhurst and he will also saddle Lancaster Bomber, who will act as pacemaker for Churchill.

Champagne Stakes winner Rivet has stood his ground for William Haggas alongside the Andrew Balding-trained South Seas and Seven Heavens from John Gosden's yard.

Blue Point, winner of the Gimcrack Stakes, will represent Charlie Appleby, while owners Godolphin also have the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow.

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