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Prix Messidor Bid By Territories

Territories makes a third consecutive appearance at G3 level in the mile Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte, France, on Sunday, July 17.

Time/Date - 16.50hrs local time/Sunday, July 17, 2016
Racecourse/Country - Maisons-Laffitte/France
Surface/Distance - Turf/1m

Territories makes a third consecutive appearance at G3 level in the mile Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte, France, on Sunday, July 17.

The four-year-old colt, trained by Andre Fabre, finished a close fifth over the same trip in the Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines at Chantilly on June 19 and came home third on his seasonal return in the seven-furlong Prix du Palais-Royal at Deauville on June 4.

Territories won the mile G1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly cosily last year and was runner-up in two more G1 races over the same trip - Deauville's Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois and the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, UK.

Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: "Territories is in good form at home and has come on from his most recent appearance. We are hopeful of a good performance."

Regular rider Mickael Barzalona again partners Territories, who faces four rivals including G1 Prix Ganay scorer Dariyan and dual G2 winner Vadamos.

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