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Waller Favouring Diamond Jubilee For Beau
Chris Waller has indicated the Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the preferred Royal Ascot target for top-class sprinter Brazen Beau, reports Racing Post. "I'm still a few days off making a final decision because I want to see what the weather forecast is like," Waller said. "If it is OK then the Diamond Jubilee is the race we'll more than likely run him in." The Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) will be run on 20 June, while the other race that connections are considering, the Gr1 King's Stand Stakes (1000m), is scheduled for day one of the Royal meeting on 16 June. "The Diamond Jubilee will give him a chance to show his class at 1200 metres whereas the King's Stand is a straight out sprint race," Waller said. If Brazen Beau does race in the Diamond Jubilee it will set up a clash with the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina.