Rouget’s colt was the European Champion last year after claiming the French Derby, Irish and British Champion Stakes and he has the Juddmonte International as a target this year
CHAMPION colt Almanzor could run at York not once but twice this summer, trainer Jean-Claude Rouget reports.
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Last year’s French Derby, Irish and British Champion Stakes winner has not been seen this season after suffering a virus.
However, the four-year-old has made a full recovery and Rouget is now preparing him for a return to action.
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Rouget is considering a prep run in the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes on July 29 followed three and a half weeks later with a crack at the Group 1 Juddmonte International.
“He could possibly go to York. The plan is to prepare him for July. If he runs well, then hopefully he’ll go back there for the Juddmonte International,” he said.
“The horse is OK now but we have two months’ work to have him very well.”