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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long

Fingers crossed Edwardstone’s season finally starts at Sandown

Tom has three booked rides today at Sandown.

12:00 GODOT - Finished third at Lingfield on the switch to hurdles; place possibilities.

Owners - Taylor & O Dwyer - Trainer - Andy Irvine

12:35 MOONAMACAROONA - Possibilities if she gets help from the first-time tongue-tie.

Owners - Netherfield House Stud - Trainer - Alan King

Moonamacaroona in the mares handicap hurdle.

Alan added:”It’s Moonamacaroona’s first run back and she did not live up to expectations last season, but I have not lost faith in her and she has been working well.

“She won two bumpers but we pressed the wrong buttons with her over hurdles. However, she had a wind operation in the summer and the plan after this is to maybe go over fences. She has to be played late, but she has lots of ability.”

2:55 EDWARDSTONE - Leading 2m novice chaser last season (Arkle winner); second to Gentleman De Mee at Aintree.

Owners - Robert Abrey & Ian Thurtle - Trainer - Alan King

he’ll also be out on the steeplechase course to check just how much the ground has dried out as we look forward to Edwardstone hopefully belatedly making his seasonal debut in tomorrow’s Grade 1 Tingle Creek Chase.

November has been frustrating for Edwardstone and his owner-breeders, but Alan reports the horse in great form and rarin’ to go.

He said:”Edwardstone schooled on Monday and he has also had a trip to Lambourn, where Nicky (Henderson) kindly allowed us to work him on the Faringdon Road gallop.

“Obviously, it is not ideal going into such a big race without a prep-run, but we have no other option as the ground was too quick at both Cheltenham and Ascot.”

Photo - Edwardstone & Tom Cannon sponsored by


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