Francis-Henri Graffard has revealed The Revenant is pencilled in to feature in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on October 19.
The four-year-old son of Dubawi has impressively won eight of his 10 starts to date, including last weekend's Group Two Prix Daniel Wildenstein at ParisLongchamp.
As a result, the Chantilly handler is looking at British Champions Day to provide The Revenant with an outing against quality rivals, such as Saeed bin Suroor's Benbatl and the Aidan O'Brien-trained Circus Maximus.
"I was very pleased with him on Saturday - we couldn't have wished for a better result," said Graffard.
"The feeling he was giving me in the mornings was that he is still improving and his jockey (Pierre-Charles Boudot) got the same feeling in the afternoon.
"If the road to Ascot is smooth, then he will be there. The softer the ground the better for him."
He added: "We will go to Ascot with a lot of humility as it is a Group One race and they are always very tough, but I think he deserves to be there.
"We know he likes soft ground - we know he can swim! If the ground is soft at Ascot that might suit him better than some of his rivals."
Article Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019 @ 07.56
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