Breeze poised for Ascot test

Dean Ivory believes Ascot's stiff course will play to Librisa Breeze's strengths when the grey drops down to six furlongs for the first time in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes.

Librisa Breeze is set to step up in class

The four-year-old has been successfully campaigned over further and showed an electrifying burst of speed to win a valuable handicap over seven furlongs at the Berkshire track just two weeks ago.

Ivory took Librisa Breeze out of the Balmoral Handicap over that trip at the five-day confirmation stage as he felt his horse deserved a chance at Group One level.

"Obviously we're dropping back to six furlongs. It's the end of the year and there aren't many races around," the Radlett handler told At The Races.

"Sometimes you've got to take a bit of a chance. It's a very hard race. It's one of the toughest races I've seen for a while, but it's a Group One and we think he's good enough to take his part in it.

"He could just come and surprise us again. He'll be finishing strong. Ideally I'd like seven furlongs, but the horse is hopefully as well as I can have him.

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"He only ran a couple of weeks ago. We don't know how much it's taken out of him until we run him.

"He likes Ascot. It's a stiff track and we're looking forward to the day, very much so."

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