Prix Royal-Oak: Search For A Song set for French exam as trainer Dermot Weld prays for end to Paris rain

Dermot Weld planning to send dual Irish St Leger winner Search For A Song to ParisLongchamp next Sunday after returning to winning ways in Group Three Loughbrown Stakes last month at the Curragh; Weld hoping rains stays away

Search For A Song and Colin Keane win the Group Three Loughbrown Stakes
Image: Search For A Song and Colin Keane win the Group Three Loughbrown Stakes

Search For A Song has further Group One honours in her sights as she heads to ParisLongchamp next Sunday for the Prix Royal-Oak.

The five-year-old is a dual Irish St Leger victor and trainer Dermot Weld is eager to have a crack at the French version of the staying race, which is contested over just short of two miles in Paris.

The mare could finish only sixth when bidding for a third Irish Leger last month, but returned to winning form with a nine-and-a-half-length romp in the Loughbrown Stakes and after bypassing a couple of options on Champions Day at Ascot, Weld hopes the French going will suit.

He said: "Search For A Song will go for the Prix Royal Oak next Sunday at Longchamp.

"She's won two Irish St Legers so let's see if she can win a French St Leger. We did it before with Vinnie Roe who won four Irish St Legers.

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"She's in great form. She was very good the last day in the Curragh and we just hope they don't get too much more rain in France."

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