Wattel sets sights on Ascot date as long-term City Light target

Another crack at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the plan

  • Wednesday 13 February
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Trainer Stephane Wattel is to prepare City Light for another crack at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot following his fine effort last summer.

Wattel is keen to take City Light back for the Group One over six furlongs after he was only beaten a short head by Merchant Navy, and his campaign for the first half of the campaign will be geared towards that objective.

“I guess the plan is (Ascot), it was such a wonderful day at Ascot. We’ll try to come back if we manage to have the horse in full condition for this time,” the Deauville handler told Sky Sports Racing.

“To be at his peak condition we will try to not over-race him before, so he will have a very light programme and, hopefully, if everything goes well, we will be at Ascot in June.”

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