Battaash and Mabs Cross clash again in Abbaye

Mabs along with battaash Cross – the last two winners of the Prix de lAbbaye – are among a field of 16 with the renewal of this Group One dash of this weekend at ParisLongchamp.
Charlie Hills Battaash arguably set the very best performance of his career last time outside in the Nunthorpe up, finally putting his York ghost – and relations chose to bypass a date in Ireland to keep him fresh with this Sunday.
Mabs Cross has not really hit the heights of last season since winning on her seasonal recurrence, but her trainer Michael Dods will hope she returns into something approaching her best.
In a race that typically heads the likes of Soldiers Phone, to a sprinter, Invincible Army and Fairyland help to form a solid raiding party .
A area of 12 has been declared with last seasons surprise winner One Master bidding to get a duplicate for William Haggas – because of the Prix de la Foret.
Sir Dancealot Safe Voyage, Glorious Journey, Speak In Dreams In Colours and Forever also make the journey more than as does the German-trained Waldpfad.
Jessica Harringtons Albigna will likely bid to bounce back from a disappointing effort out time when she conducts in the Prix Marcel Boussac.
It explained she scoped after being beaten at the Moyglare Stud Stakes, dirty.
She faces eight rivals – like the Savarin, unbeaten in 2 and regally-bred being Deep Impact out of Sarafina of Andre Fabre.
In the Jean-Luc Lagardere, Fabre has another contender in the unbeaten Victor Ludorum.
Aidan OBrien runs Armory, no fit for Pinatubo from the National Stakes last time out.
John Gosdens Mehdaayih is for the Pix p lOpera – where OBrien runs Oaks runner up Goddess Pink Dogwood and Fleeting one of a field of 12.

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