Royal Ascot aim for City Light

Royal Ascot aim for City Light

Trainer Stephane Wattel is confident on City Light’s chances ahead of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

City Light finished second in the 2018 edition of the race and Wattel feels his charge can go one better this year.

‘The plan is to run in the Diamond Jubilee.

He has only had the one run and that was on turf because I wanted to keep him to six furlongs, and I didn’t want to travel him,’ said Wattel, as reported by Sky Sports.

‘I wanted him to have lots of freshness to come to Ascot.

He’s had a good preparation and we are very pleased with him.

‘We hope he can run a big race again, but of course it’s not easy to judge the horse as he’s run only the once this year and he was beaten [second in the Maisons-Laffitte in April], but it was an easy race.

‘He has progressed well since and seems to be training very well.

Christophe Soumillon rode him on the gallops and he had a good feeling with the horse, so we’ll see.’