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Legal Eagle will have 11 rivals at his mercy when he lines up for the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth on Saturday 6 January.

Legal Eagle, who will race for the first time under new ownership, is one of 12 runners declared on Thursday for Africa’s most prestigious weight-for-age mile. The opposition excludes Edict Of Nantes,who was considered a realistic threat to Legal Eagle’s hat-trick attempt in the race. He has been sold to race in Hong Kong.

Mike de Kock’s filly Nother Russia has been accepted for the Gr1 Paddock Stakes in favour of the Queen’s Plate – the Paddock field was also declared on Thursday.

The final field for the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate:

1 2 Legal Eagle   60 123 T A A Marcus Sean Tarry
2 9 Captain America   60 118 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
3 4 Marinaresco   60 118 BA A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
4 8 Sail South   60 117 A G Cheyne Brett Crawford
5 10 Hat Puntano (ARG)   60 116 A G van Niekerk M G Azzie/A A Azzie
6 7 Deo Juvente   60 115 A C Murray Geoff Woodruff
7 11 Gold Standard   60 115 A R Fourie Glen Kotzen
8 1 Silicone Valley   60 111 A D Dillon Glen Puller
9 5 African Night Sky   60 102 A B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
10 12 Copper Force   60 101 A *L Hewitson Justin Snaith
11 3 Fifty Cents   60 98 A P Strydom Justin Snaith
12 6 It Is Written   60 88 A B May Justin Snaith
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(2,4) (9,10,11,12)

The final field for the Gr1 Cartier Paddock Stakes:

1 10 Nother Russia   60 108 A C Zackey Mike de Kock
2 8 Nightingale   60 105 A A Delpech Candice Bass-Robinson
3 13 Silvan Star   60 102 A R Fourie Glen Kotzen
4 15 Star Express   60 102 A C Murray Justin Snaith
5 11 Goodtime Gal   60 101 A M Byleveld Michael Robinson
6 14 Louisiana   60 96 A C Orffer Brett Crawford
7 9 Gimme Six   59.5 106 A B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
8 7 Safe Harbour   59.5 101 T A A Marcus Sean Tarry
9 16 Orchid Island   59.5 100 A J P v’d Merwe Mike de Kock
10 12 Wind Chill   59.5 100 T A G Lerena Joe Soma
11 3 Whose That Girl   59.5 93 A A Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
12 2 Seattle Gold   59.5 92 A G Cheyne Brett Crawford
13 1 The High Life   59.5 85 A D Dillon Dennis Drier
14 6 Lady In Black   54 100 A S Veale Dennis Drier
15 4 Fresnaye   54 98 A P Strydom Joey Ramsden
16 5 Oh Susanna (AUS)   54 98 A G van Niekerk Justin Snaith
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,9) (2,11) (4,7,16) (6,12) (13,14)