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Michael Jarvis` plans for leading sprinter Lincoln Dancer will be determined by the weather, it emerged today.

The colt, a short-head second to Agnes World in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket last time, is engaged in both Saturday`s Ritz Club Shergar Cup Sprint at Ascot and the Phoenix Sprint Stakes at Leopardstown the following day.

However, if the ground is too firm the son of Turtle Island will not run in either.

'Lincoln Dancer is a probable for Ascot if the ground is suitable,' Jarvis said.

'If the ground is good to firm he won`t run, it needs to be good or better.

'The same applies at Leopardstown.'

'He`s come out of the July Cup fine.'

Jarvis will be represented at Ascot on Saturday by unbeaten two-year-old Forwood, a winner over six and seven furlongs this season.

The Charnwood Forest colt is set to go for the Fasliyev Shergar Cup Juvenile over eight furlongs.

'Forwood runs and I don`t think there will be a problem with themile,' Jarvis added.

The Newmarket trainer is also likely to have a runner at Deauville on Saturday with Alrassaam.

The four-year-old is also in the Petros Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock the same day but Jarvis said: 'I don`t think Alrassaam will go to Haydock, he`ll probably run in the Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville.

'He`s in good form.'