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Monte Carlo-based Michael Tabor is hoping that the cards will remain in his favour until Sunday at least after helping himself to another two races at Newmarket today.

The victories of the millionaire owner`s Capricho and King Charlemagne came just 24 hours after Tabor`s Minardi had put on the style in the Middle Park Stakes.

They have come in a week when the former bookmaker and his partner John Magnier have enjoyed themselves with big-money purchases in the sales ring just a mile away from the racetrack.

But there is another important hand to play at the weekend with Montjeu bidding for back-to-back victories in Sunday`s Prix de l`Arc de Triomphe.

'I suppose so far it`s like backing three reds on the roulette wheel and seeing them all come up,' said Tabor.

'Some would say it`s got to go against you eventually but I`m hopeful I can make it four out of four with Montjeu.'

Surprisingly for a Tabor horse King Charlemagne was extremely easy-to-back, going off an 11-2 chance in the Somerville Tattersall Stakes.

Aidan O`Brien`s charge was firmly rousted by Mick Kinane to gain a neck verdict over Grandera with Patsy`s Double a short head further back in the Group Three contest.

Tabor grinned: 'He did drift in the betting but we have to try to fool you sometimes.

'I did back him today. We were quite hopeful but it wasn`t like the horse yesterday.'

Quotes ranging from 20-1 to 33-1 for the Sagitta 2000 Guineas are 'about right' for King Charlemagne, according to Tabor.

He added: 'He would be a little behind Minardi and Hemingway though I would like to think he could win a decent race next season.'

James Fanshawe, the trainer of Grandera, said: 'He will definitely get one mile well and I would like to run him again before the season is out.'

By contrast Patsy`s Double is ready to take his winter break. 'I`m sure he will be a better horse next year but a mile will be as far as he wants to go,' said trainer Michael Blanshard.

Capricho was another generously-priced Tabor horse, being sent off 8-1 for the H & K Commissions Handicap. The grey was half a length too good for Strahan.

He is the only horse Tabor has with William Haggas who was moving to just one short of his personal best tally of 46.

Capricho was atoning for a below-par effort at Kempton on his last outing. 'He ran appallingly last time on very soft ground but I just don`t know what went wrong,' said Haggas.

Haggas will also be taking a keen interest in events at Longchamp on Sunday - even though he will not be there himself.

His two-year-old filly Superstar Leo is taking on the top sprinters in the Prix de l`Abbaye.

'I won`t see the race as I`m taking my son to Highbury to watch Arsenal play Manchester United. When I promised to take him I did not dream I would have a runner in the Abbaye,' he said.

Unwell trainer Henry Cecil was given a tonic as Wellbeing obliged in the Fishpools Furnishings Godolphin Stakes.

Cecil, recuperating after crushing vertebrae in a fall from his hack, watched from home as the colt trotted up by five lengths in the Listed race.

Wellbeing was returning to action for the first time since finishing fifth in the Derby.

'The Derby seemed to knock the horse for six,' said Cecil`s assistant Harry Dunlop. 'He stopped eating, lost weight and just wasn`t working very well.'

Wellbeing is likely to stay in training next season and is set to race again in the current campaign with the St Simon Stakes at Newbury on October 21st pencilled in.