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Litigant poised for Championship return

Litigant is scheduled to take his chance in the 32Red Conditions Stakes at Lingfield Park on Saturday.

The lightly-raced six-year-old has created a good impression in two starts for Seamus Durack, finishing second over 11 furlongs at Kempton Park in November before scoring easily over 14 furlongs in a Class 2 contest at Wolverhampton on December 7.

He was formerly trained in France by Andre Fabre, where he won twice at Maisons-Laffitte in 2011, but didn't run again until making his debut in Britain for current connections.

Durack reported: "Litigant is a possible runner on Saturday, but there is also an option at Lingfield in a couple of weeks, so we will see how he is later in the week.

"It was always the plan to give him a break after his win at Wolverhampton and come back for this, as we didn't want to keep him on the go all the time.

"I was very pleased with his first run and, although he won nicely enough next time, it probably came up a little bit quick for him. He was a bit flat and had a real good blow that day, so I think he can improve on that.

"He looked like he can definitely win over a mile and three furlongs and he ground it out well over the mile and six furlongs last time. We will just have to see if two miles is OK for him, but he is bred to stay and has a touch of class - he is a nice horse.

"Finals Day is the aim and we want to have a go at winning some of that prize money."

The 12 entries for the 32Red Conditions Stakes also include impressive Wolverhampton scorer Be Perfect (Dandy Nicholls), Castilo Del Diablo (David Simcock) and course scorer Theology (Steve Gollings).