Limato set to head for the Prix de la Foret

Henry Candy's brilliant 4yo is a likely runner in the Group 1 contest over 7f on Sunday.

Limato set to head for the Prix de la Foret

Henry Candy has confirmed the positive weather forecast for Chantilly this weekend means his star 4yo is likely to take his place in Sunday's Group 1 Prix de la Foret.

Limato finished runner-up in the Foret at Longchamp 12 months ago and Candy is confident the race is ideal target for his stable star.

Candy said: "He's in good form and we're planning to run on Sunday.

"They're so confident of a dry week I believe they're putting some water on (the track), which isn't great news for me, but there you go.

"If we didn't go to France we could look at the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket. I know it's only a Group Two, but it might be of interest."

Limato has not been seen since finishing second to Mecca's Angel over five furlongs in the Nunthorpe at York in August with the July Cup winner missing a number of other potential engagements this year due to soft ground.