Freddie Head has no worries about running Moonlight Cloud over six furlongs for the first time in the British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week.
The filly has emerged as the best of her generation in France, despite fluffing her lines in the 1000 Guineas in May.
She has done nearly all her racing over seven furlongs (1400m) but produced the most impressive performance of her career to date when winning the Prix Maurice de Gheest over six and a half furlongs (1300m) last time out.
“Moonlight Cloud is heading over for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes,” Head said.
“She has improved all season and was very impressive in the Prix Maurice de Gheest. She seems well in herself and I think that she is still in the same form as when she went to Deauville.
“It will be her first start over six furlongs (1200m) but she has always possessed a lot of speed, even as a juvenile.
“I don’t mind what the ground will be like – she won on soft ground at Deauville but the going wasn’t the reason for her victory and she was just far better than her rivals.
“We will have to wait and see what the opposition will be at Ascot, but I think that she would have a first-class chance of winning.”
The likes of Deacon Blues, Hoof It and Bated Breath could all be in opposition.
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