Jean-Claude Rouget backs Almanzor to deliver in the Champion Stakes
French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget has issued a glowing bulletin regarding Almanzor ahead of the outstanding colt contesting the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Rouget says the French Derby winner has been in fine fettle since the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes which he won in an emphatic manner and at the expense of seven other Group 1 victors at Leopardstown last month.
That form was swiftly given an additional glow when Found and Highland Reel, who finished second and seventh, went on to fill the first two places in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.... read more
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