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Found could still defend Breeders’ Cup

Found could yet bid to repeat last year’s success at the Breeders’ Cup after her gallant effort to finish second to Almanzor in the Champion Stakes at Ascot.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe lost little in defeat against Jean-Claude Rouget’s colt, who also got the better of her in the Irish Champion Stakes.

Found followed a similar path 12 months ago and lowered the colours of Derby winner Golden Horn in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland.

O’Brien said all his runners at Ascot on Saturday were being considered for the Breeders” Cup meeting on November 4 and 5 at Santa Anita.

“Don’t rule any of them in or out of America, even Found, and we’ll decide in seven or 10 days’ time,” O’Brien said.

Headlining the afternoon for O’Brien on British Champions Day was brilliant three-year-old filly Minding, who beat the colts in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, adding to her top-level victories this year in the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Nassau Stakes.

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