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Light Infantry Eyes Return Trip to Australia

Recent Prix Jacques le Marois (G1) third-place finisher Light Infantry  will have one more run in Europe before heading off for another Australian adventure.

After finishing second in the race last year, Light Infantry performed well again at Deauville Aug. 13 and would have finished closer to the front two, Inspiral  and Big Rock , had he not been short of room and forced to switch in the closing stages.

“He’s consistent, he’s tough and he turns up every time,” trainer David Simcock said of Light Infantry’s effort. “He actually appreciated the bit of juice in the ground. I thought it looked like a deeper race than last year. We were delighted.”

Twelve months ago, the Fast Company  colt went to Australia after his runner-up finish in the Jacques le Marois.

“He’s going to be a very exciting horse in Australia and he’ll actually have one more run before and then go into quarantine in the second week of September,” said Simcock.

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“We waited from this race to Australia last year and it was too long. He will probably take in the group 3 back here in two weeks’ time (Prix Quincey). The Moulin could be an option.”

Light Infantry, who will again move to the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable in Australia, is rated a leading contender for the Cox Plate (G1) in October. On his previous trip to the country, he finished sixth in the valuable Golden Eagle at Rosehill.

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