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Cirrus Des Aigles will not run in the Hong Kong Cup

Last Updated: 07/12/12 9:21am

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Favourite Cirrus Des Aigles will not run in the Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday after suffering a setback.

The Corine Barande-Barbe-trained six-year-old sustained a tendon injury during light work on Thursday.

A statement issued by the Hong Kong Jockey Club said: "Cirrus Des Aigles, a declared starter in the Longines Hong Kong Cup, has been found to have a left fore tendon injury.

"Accordingly, Cirrus Des Aigles has been withdrawn from the stated race."

Cirrus Des Aigles was the short-priced favourite to win the Hong Kong Cup after

he got to within a length and three-quarters of Frankel in his defence of the

Champion Stakes at Ascot in October.

Trainer Barande-Barbe said: "It's disappointing to miss the race but he is not right

and will need a rest.

"I think it is not too serious and you will see him again next year, I hope.

"We had to stop now to ensure things did not get worse and we will give him

the time he needs.

"I would love to come back to Hong Kong. I very much want to win here."

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