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Dandino

Dandino is set to go on his travels again with the Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on December 9 his next port of call.

The James Fanshawe-trained five-year-old landed a Kempton Group Three in September, his first victory in over a year, and subsequently contested the Canadian International at Woodbine last month.

He finished a half-length second to Joshua Tree on that occasion and the pair could reoppose in the Vase, with the likes of John Gosden's Group One scorer The Fugue also in contention.

"He has received an invitation to go there so it's all systems go for him," said Matthew Budden, racing manager for owners the Elite Racing Club.

"He came back well from Canada, he had a little bit of a freshen up and then had a spin alongside the Rowley Mile racecourse last Saturday. That went nicely and made sure he is still in good form.

"He's looking as good as he has all year and his last two races we're both good efforts so hopefully he will be in the same kind of form in two and a half weeks' time.

"The Vase is always a tough race and I'm sure there will be plenty of good horses in there, but he seems to suit these international races with the way they are run and he deserves to go there."

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