Michael Bell on weather watch for Big Orange ahead of the Prix du Cadran at Chantilly on Sunday

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MICHAEL BELL is hoping the ground isn’t too soft for Big Orange in the Prix du Cadran at Chantilly on Saturday.

Big Orange has nor run since finishing second to Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup. Bell’s stayer had previously won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

The Newmarket trainer is eager to let Big Orange strut his stuff in France, but will remain on weather watch.

 Big Orange won the Ascot Gold Cup

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Big Orange won the Ascot Gold Cup

“He’s very well in himself. We’re just hoping the ground isn’t bottomless,” said Bell.

“We’ll keep an eye on conditions, but we’re very much hoping that he’ll run a big race.”

Big Orange faces just six rivals, headed by Vazirabad, who aims to go one better after finishing second to Quest For More in this extended two-and-a-half-mile stamina test last year.

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“I think it’s a nice race for us, but we’ve got on to take on three-year-olds which is quite new to us, and obviously we are giving them some weight” said Dunlop.

“I’d be hopeful of a nice run. He ran a super race behind Ribchester three weeks ago over a shorter trip we wanted to try. Fingers crossed for another nice run.”

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