Danedream rumours unfounded
Last year's heroine still set to miss out
Last Updated: October 3, 2012 1:12pm
Rumours that Danedream could still run in Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp appear to have been unfounded.
Last year's winner was matched at the maximum price of 1000 (for a sum of £80) on betting exchange Betfair amid rumours that the King George winner could be supplemented.
The German track where she is based has been shut down for three months after a horse tested positive for an equine blood infection - meaning all horses based there cannot now leave the track.
However, the rumours mentioned some sort of mix-up at Cologne, raising the possibility that Danedream could yet be supplemented back into the race on Thursday at a cost of 100,000 euro.
Just A Rumour
However, Patrick Barbe, racing manager to her part-owner, Teruya Yoshida, told racinguk.com: "It is only a rumour.
"There is a no-go zone a kilometre around the training base, I just can't see us being allowed to go."
Following Danedream's withdrawal on Monday, the John Gosden-trained Nathaniel was then declared a non-runner on Tuesday after returning unsatisfactory blood tests when found to have been suffering with a temperature while injury forced Snow Fairy out of the race at the weekend.
Sixteen horses remain in the all-aged middle-distance championship.
Saonois, the French Derby and Prix Niel winner, is expected to be supplemented on Thursday.