Lightning on course for Ascot

Lightning Spear remains on course to renew rivalries with Galileo Gold and Ribchester in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Qipco British Champions Day.

Lightning Spear is charting a course towards the QEII

Having finished behind both horses in the Sussex Stakes and the Prix Jacques le Marois, the David Simcock-trained five-year-old gained a first victory of the season when landing the Celebration Mile at Goodwood on his first start outside of Group One company this campaign.

The Newmarket handler reports his charge to be in good order ahead of the mile contest on October 15.

Simcock said: "Lightning Spear will go for the mile at Ascot. He is training very well.

"He is a horse I hold in very high regard. We've only had half a season with him this year and I would love to have a full season with him.

"I hope he will be around next season."

Lightning Spear could be joined at Ascot by stablemate Breton Rock, who will take in the Dubai 100 Challenge Stakes at Newmarket on October 7 in a bid to follow up his recent success in the Park Stakes at Doncaster.

Simcock added: "Breton Rock will take in the Challenge Stakes and then we will decide if we want to have a blast at Ascot."

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