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Master Carpenter is set to return to France

Last Updated: 02/07/14 3:05pm

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Master Carpenter (right) could stage another raid on the French prizes

Master Carpenter (right) could stage another raid on the French prizes

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Master Carpenter could return to France for his next mission in the Prix Eugene Adam on July 20.

On Monday, Rod Millman's chestnut gave the trainer a winner with his first runner at Chantilly as he picked up the Prix Daphnis thanks to a commanding ride from Christophe Soumillon.

A month earlier, the colt gained his first Listed success in the Heron Stakes at Sandown and had finished third behind Kingman and Night Of Thunder in the Greenham.

Writing on the stable's website, Millman's son James said: "With Master Carpenter clearly most effective on a soft surface, we decided to miss Royal Ascot and our decision was certainly vindicated by success at Chantilly.

"It also showed that he can travel abroad which certainly opens up more options, especially as there is often ease in the ground in France.

"He could well head back across the English Channel for a Group Two at Maisons-Laffitte in three weeks' time.

"Long time aim could be the QEII at Ascot's Champions meeting, with soft ground likely, and Top Notch Tonto showed last year that place prize money is achievable for horses that might not be true Group One class but are most effective in soft ground."

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