11/10/2006 12:00AM

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Spirit One heads a stronger field than normal in the final Group 1 race of the European flat-racing season, the Criterium de Saint-Cloud in France on Sunday. Spirit One was rallying and beaten by only a head by Mount Nelson in the Group 1 Criterium International three weeks ago, and he should appreciate the longer 1 1/4-mile distance Sunday. . . . Gallagher’s steak house in New York City will be the site of the unveiling of “Canvas of Stars,” a mural by racing artist Peb depicting such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, on Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from tickets – $125 in advance, $150 at the door and available at 212-956-4328 – will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and the Amateur Riders Club of America.