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Alain de Royer Dupre is keeping a close eye on the weather before deciding whether to run star miler Sendawar in Saturday's Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes, for which 11 horses were confirmed today.

The Chantilly trainer would prefer to keep the colt, winner of last year's French 2000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes and Prix du Moulin, in France for the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday.

But wet weather could persuade him to switch the four-year-old, who prefers fast ground, to the £135,000 event at Newbury.

De Royer Dupre said: "It depends on the forecast in England and in France. We will decide on Wednesday.

"He likes good and firm ground and if it is good to soft or softer he can't run.

"He had a normal gallop this morning, nothing special but he needs to run.

"I think for his first run, if the ground was good, we would stay in France - I think it is difficult for the horse to have a long trip for his first race of the season.

"But it is possible he could go to England, the forecast in France is very bad."

The official going at Longchamp for Sunday's French Guineas meeting was described as "very soft" while the ground at Newbury is good.

Amanda Perrett is hoping to run the improving Indian Lodge in the one-mile race.

The four-year-old won the Group Three Weatherbys Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket in April and followed up in the KLM UK Mile at Sandown laster that month.

"He's fine and on target for the race," his trainer reported.

"He's done really well since Sandown and I think he's ready for it.

"I think he's got enough experience, he's coped well on his last two runs."

Michael Kinane has ridden the four-year-old on his two starts this season but may be required to ride the Aidan O'Brien-trained Saffron Walden in the race.

"We don't know if he is available yet, we'll have to see later in the week," Perrett added.

Godolphin could field three runners in a bid to complete a hat-trick in Saturday's race.

The Dubai-based operation has left Aljabr, Fly To The Stars and Worldly Manner in contest.

Fly To The Stars was the organisation's "second-string" when lifting the one-mile event last year, as was Cape Cross when collecting 12 months previously.

Other notable acceptors include Trans Island and Almushtarak, second and third respectively to Indian Lodge at Sandown, and Leicestershire Stakes winner Sugarfoot.

However, the Michael Jarvis-trained Alrassaam appears more likely to go to Milan the following day for the Premio Emilio Turati.

The four-year-old, a Group-race winner in France last season, finished seventh behind Little Rock in the Marriott Hotels Stakes at Sandown on his seasonal debut.

"He will probably go to Milan on Sunday but we will discuss it with the owners first. I should think we will make a decision in the next 48 hours.

"He was left in at Newbury as a precaution in case we couldn't go to Milan for some reason.

"He's fine, it was too heavy for him at Sandown. He's a big horse - he takes quite a bit of getting ready - and the ground hasn't helped him so far this season."

Confirmations: Aljabr, Almushtarak, Alrassaam, Fly To The Stars, Indian Lodge, Saffron Walden, Sendawar, Sugarfoot, Trans Island, Worldly Manner, Golden Silca (11).