WANTAGE trainer Henry Candy, whose stable star Limato heads to France on Sunday, continued his late-season renaissance with a brace of winners at the weekend.

Limato bids to go one better than last year when he was second to Make Believe in the Qatar Prix de la Foret with the Group 1 contest on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day rerouted to Chantilly as building work continues at Longchamp.

The four-year-old’s participation in the seven-furlong contest – for which he is the 2-1 favourite – will as always be ground dependent with his preference for a sound surface.

In the meantime, Candy was cheered by victories from Spring Fling at Haydock on Saturday and Squiggley at Epsom on Sunday, with Dane O’Neill riding both.

Candy also struck earlier in the week with Artists Model, who opened her account in a fillies’ handicap over an extended mile at Leicester under Fergus Sweeney.

Tara Celeb made it two wins out of two for West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon on the same card with a gutsy head victory over Fields Of Song in a six-furlong fillies’ nursery in the hands of Andrea Atzeni.

Channon continued his good run when Father McKenzie (5-1) and Lincoln (5-2 favourite) gave him a 20-1 double at Pontefract, with Graham Lee doing the steering.

Back at Epsom, Medieval returned to winning ways for Paul Cole’s Whatcombe stables, near Wantage, by making all the running under title-chasing jockey Jim Crowley.

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon has forged a strong alliance with champion jockey Richard Johnson over the jumps, and the pair teamed up again to land a 20-1 double at Warwick.

Wells De Lune (2-1 favourite) made a winning return after more than four months off to take a two-mile novices’ handicap chase, before Kilfinichen Bay (6-1) recorded his tenth triumph for the yard in a handicap chase over three miles and a furlong.