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Panther on trail for Irish St Leger

BROWN Panther has the Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger at the Curragh on September 15 as an aim after his fine run in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Trainer Tom Dascombe is also eyeing up a tilt at the Breeders' Cup Marathon for the four-year-old, who was only beaten four lengths into seventh in one of the hottest Group Ones seen for years.

Part-owned by footballer Michael Owen, Brown Panther is back to his best after he inexplicably flopped at Chester.

"We're looking at the Irish St Leger for him, that looks the obvious thing to do next. After that, I think we may look at running him in the Breeders' Cup Marathon," said Dascombe.

"It (the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes) was a solid performance and it makes his flop at Chester all the more strange.

"We'd picked that race out especially for everybody and for whatever reason he just didn't fire, but he's back to his best."