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RACING: Cityscape set for Canada
12:03pm Monday 13th August 2012 in Sport
CITYSCAPE could make his next competitive appearance in Canada following an excellent run in defeat at Deauville on Sunday.
Roger Charlton's six-year-old grabbed Group One glory with an exquisite performance in the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan back in March, but was a big disappointment in the Champions Mile in Hong Kong next time.
He ran far more encouragingly when fourth in the Coral Eclipse at Sandown on his return to Europe and stepped up on that effort again when finding Excelebration too strong in a fantastic renewal of the Prix Jacques le Marois.
"I was naturally thrilled with the way Cityscape performed for us at Deauville yesterday," the Beckhampton trainer told his website rogercharlton.com.
"He coped well with the fast ground and stayed on bravely in the closing stages to be beaten a length and a half by Excelebration "He may go to Toronto for the Woodbine Mile in mid-September and his main target is likely to be the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October."
Charlton was also satisfied with the effort of Definightly, who was third in the six-furlong Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh.
A return to Ireland is on his agenda, but he is likely to come back to the minimum trip.
"Definightly ran another consistent race to finish third having travelled extremely well. He probably failed to see out the last furlong," said Charlton.
"Five furlongs on soft ground is perfect for him. He may return to the Curragh on August 26 to run in the Flying Five Stakes."
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