Literato champ-ing at the bit

Literato is on course to make his first British start in Saturday’s Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket.

Literato is on course to make his first British start in Saturday’s Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket.

The three-year-old has won three of his five starts for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget this term, as well as finishing a close second to Lawman in the French Derby.

Literato claimed a Group Two at Deauville and a Longchamp Group Three on his last two outings and Rouget is looking forward to a trip to Newmarket.

“He is an intended runner. Everything has gone to plan since his last run,” said the French handler.

“I want to have a good trip and we will see. I wouldn’t want the ground too firm but I would be happy on anything else.”

Literato is a 6-1 chance with VC Bet for Champion Stakes glory, with Notnowcato their 100-30 favourite after further support for Sir Michael Stoute’s charge.

Emirates Airline Champion Stakes

VC Bet bet: 100-30 Notnowcato, 4-1 Creachadoir, 9-2 Multidimensional, 6-1 Literato, Eagle Mountain, 7-1 Doctor Dino, 12-1 Mount Nelson, 16-1 Maraahel, 25-1 Speciosa, 50-1 bar.

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox