Ivory keen to test Librisa at top level again

Trainer delighted with ‘absolutely wonderful’ Hungerford run

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Dean Ivory is looking forward to testing Librisa Breeze at the highest level again following his comeback effort in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury.

Winner of the British Champions Sprint two years ago, the seven-year-old returned to form last Saturday, finishing a half-length second to Glorious Journey in the seven-furlong Group Two.

“It was absolutely wonderful – it was a great run,” said Ivory.

“I’m really delighted, because he has had a few issues which have hopefully been put behind him.”

Ivory may therefore pitch the grey back into Group One company in the autumn, when he could attempt to regain his Champions Sprint crown at Ascot.

“It’s definitely a possibility, along with the Haydock Sprint Cup, and he’s in the Prix de la Foret,” Ivory added.

“It’s all about the ground, but there is a lot to look forward to with him.”

The Hertfordshire-based handler was double-handed in the Hungerford – and his other runner, Flaming Spear, has excuses for his below-par performance.

Ivory said: “He’s stiff and jarred. He’s not 100 per cent.

“I certainly hope he will be back before the end of the season, but it’s all about time and patience with him.”

Ivory keen to test Librisa at top level again
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