Francis-Henri Graffard has Supported The Revenant on Track for a tilt at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week.
Formerly trained in Britain from Hugo Palmer, Dubawis son has won eight of his 10 starts to date – making a career-best functionality when running a hugely impressive winner of the Group Two out Prix Daniel Wildenstein in ParisLongchamp in the weekend.
Graffard feels his bill would love testing requirements to predominate British Champions Day and has got a measure up to the level.
I was very happy with him on Saturday – we could not have wished for better results, said the French handler.
The feeling that he was giving me in the evenings was that he is still improving and his jockey (Pierre-Charles Boudot) got the exact same feeling from the day.
If the path to Ascot is eloquent, then hell be there. The softer the floor the better for him
Graffard is under no illusions about the task awaiting his charge on October 19, with Saeed bin Suroors Benbatl along with the Aidan OBrien-trained Circus Maximus one of his possible rivals.
He added:We could visit Ascot with a great deal of humility as it is a Group One race and theyre always very tough, but I believe that he deserves to be there.
We know he enjoys soft earth – we know that he will swim! If the ground is soft at Ascot that may fit him better than a few of his competitors.
Graffard demonstrated plans are up in the air because of his Royal Ascot heroine Watch Me.
The Glory filly was a surprise winner of the Coronation Stakes in June, but has established that campaign has been no fluke – finishing a fine fourth in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in August.
She ran a very good race on Sunday and shes currently return to her owners to get a rest, said Graffard.
Theyll pick at a later date whether she will return next year or be retired. Shes definitely finished for this year.
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