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Montjeu, not Giant`s Causeway, will represent owners Michael Tabor and John Magnier in Saturday`s Dubai Champion Stakes at Newmarket.

Giant`s Causeway had been introduced as ante-post favourite for the #400,000 Group One contest earlier this month but connections have decided instead to let Montjeu attempt to atone for his disappointing fourth in the Prix de l`Arc de Triomphe.

However, Giant`s Causeway may yet be in action in Britain this week as he is set to limber up for a crack at the Breeders` Cup Classic with a gallop at Southwell`s all-weather track on Friday.

His trainer Aidan O`Brien said today: 'The plan is to go for a bit of work at Southwell on Friday and then go straight to the Breeders` Cup.

'He`s in good form, he just needs to do a bit of work at the end of this week.'

Southwell`s clerk of the course Michael Prosser was delighted by the news that Giant`s Causeway looked likely to be working at the track.

He said: 'If everything goes according to plan they will be looking to come over on Friday and work four horses on the all-weather.

'One of those will be Giant`s Causeway but final plans have yet to be put together.

'Aidan O`Brien sent out his travelling head lad to look at the track and he was delighted with the surface.

'He believes it bears a similarity to what he will encounter in America.'

The decision to let Montjeu take his chance in Saturday`s Group One contest was made after the colt worked this morning.

A spokesman for his French-based trainer said: 'Montjeu is going to run in the Champion Stakes.

'Michael Kinane will ride.'

The four-year-old failed to fire at Longchamp earlier this month, when he was unable to find his customary turn of foot and was beaten seven lengths by Sinndar.

However, he had produced possibly his most impressive performance to date on his only previous visit to Britain when winning the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot in July.

Running in the Champion Stakes after the Arc has proved too much for some horses in the past.

Nijinsky was sent off the 4-11 favourite for the race in 1970 after losing his unbeaten record to Sassafras at Longchamp 13 days earlier but was sensationally beaten by Lorenzaccio.

However Triptych won the Champion in 1986 and 1987 having finished third in the Arc both years.

Meanwhile Indian Lodge looks set to take his place in the line-up for the 10-furlong race rather than run in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp the following day.

Jockeys` title leader Kevin Darley will ride the four-year-old, replacing Cash Asmussen who rode the colt on his last two starts, including victory in the Prix du Moulin.

Trainer Amanda Perrett`s husband Mark said: 'It looks like he`s going to Newmarket at the moment.

'He`ll be ridden by Kevin Darley. It`s the first time he`s ridden him but he`s pretty straightforward.

'As long as it keeps raining I`ll be happy.'

The official going at Newmarket remains Good to Soft.

Ladbrokes bet: 6-4 Montjeu, 4-1 Kalanisi, 5-1 Greek Dance, 6-1 Shiva, 10-1 Indian Danehill, 12-1 Love Divine, 14-1 Indian Lodge, Sakhee, 16-1 bar.