Rohaut ponders Glorious outing

David Allan riding Take Cover (red) win the Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood

French challenger Al Jazi could make her second appearance at Glorious Goodwood in the Qatar Lennox Stakes on August 1.

Francois Rohaut's filly won the Queens Plate on the Sussex Downs last summer and connections are keen on a return to the track.

The four-year-old made a successful start to the new campaign in a Listed event at Maisons-Laffitte in April and was ninth in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

Rohaut said: "She won well there last year, so we have entered her in the Lennox Stakes and will also enter her again in the Queens Plate.

"She ran well at Royal Ascot. The trip (six furlongs) was a bit sharp for her and she will enjoy stepping back up to seven furlongs.

"She is programmed to go to Goodwood now."

Al Jazi is one of 46 entries for the Lennox Stakes, with Limato one of the headline names in contention.

Three-time Group One winner Alice Springs is one of eight possible runners for Aidan O'Brien, while American maestro Wesley Ward could saddle his first Goodwood runner with Commonwealth Cup fourth Bound For Nowhere.

Last year's winner Dutch Connection and 2015 scorer Toormore are both in the mix for Godolphin, while Diamond Jubilee runner-up Tasleet could step up in trip for William Haggas.

Ten-year-old sprinter Take Cover, who was fifth in the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot last week, is set to bid for a third victory in the King George Stakes on August 4.

Trainer David Griffiths said: "The plan now is to take in a race before we go to Goodwood.

"The City Walls Stakes at York, which he won a couple of years ago, could be an option as that would tie in nicely with going to Goodwood.

"It would be nice for him to be the first triple winner of the King George Stakes."

Muthmir, the winner in 2015, could bid to regain his crown.

Profitable, Marsha and Brando also feature among 24 contenders.


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