Connections of Group One-winner Limato are hopeful of a good showing when the six-year-old makes his eagerly-anticipated return to action at Newbury on Saturday.
Henry Candy’s stable-star is one of 16 horses declared for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes over Newbury’s straight mile, a race in which he was a creditable fourth two years ago.
Questions remain over Limato’s optimum trip with his best performances coming over shorter distances, but Candy feels that, with the benefit of a good preparation, things may be different this campaign.
He said: “I think that he will get the mile but I am prepared to be proved wrong as always.
“It’s gone well this year. It’s been a long old cold winter but we’ve found enough days when the ground has been okay to work on the grass and he’s done plenty.”
Jockey Harry Bentley is set to get the leg up aboard the son of Tagula and is bullish about his mount’s chances.
He said: “As a jockey you never want to tempt fate but he has to be up there in the reckoning between the top few.
“He’s got a great chance.”
BUzz News visited Henry Candy’s stables in Lambourn to find out more ahead of Limato’s date with destiny on Saturday.