Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Cross on top in Musselburgh testHeadlines
Peddlers Cross (left) regains the winning thread at Musselburgh

Peddlers Cross had to work a little harder than expected in landing odds of 1-5 in the Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle at Musselburgh.

Donald McCain's 2011 Champion Hurdle runner-up tracked his stablemate Ubaltique into the straight before hitting the front at the third-last. However, he failed to put the race to bed immediately and Orsippus and latterly Cue To Cue both sensed their chance at the final flight.

Jason Maguire picked his stick up after the last and Peddlers Cross did quicken clear to eventually pass the line hard held in winning by a length and three-quarters from Cue To Cue.

Speaking on Racing UK, McCain said: "My first thought was that he could have been a little more impressive, but when I spoke to Jason he was full of him and he's the man that matters.

"He was happy with everything that we were worried about and he said his jumping was exceptional and he can't understand why we ever tried him over fences.

"He was a bit keen and didn't want to set sail from the top of the straight so he coasted away in front but he has always been switched off in front, he just had to give him a couple of belts to go away. When he won the Neptune he was lazy in front and he's always been that way and he was ridden to get further today.

"Jason said he felt more like a World Hurdle horse today than he ever has. I think the World Hurdle has to be his target but I'll have another talk with Tim (Leslie, owner) on the way home.

"You don't see the best of these horses until they are going championship pace when they settle better.

"Make no mistake Peddlers Cross hasn't changed, his work is still exceptional."

30 August 2015

Beloved bounds to Supreme success
Ton-up for De Sousa
Approval for new Yarmouth track
Hint takes Cambridgeshire glory
Beloved rules supreme at Goodwood
Bocca back in business
Leger hope Sumbal beaten in France
Tower-ing performance from Williams
Arm injury woe for Russell
O'Brien works his Magic again
Beacon shines for O'Brien
Botti banks on Binzart
All eyes on Pendleton at Ripon
Harrington ponders Jack reverse
Tullius revved up for Joel Stakes
Speculative in frame for Ayr raid
Moon dazzling for Irish Leger bid
Ivory backs Twin to peak at Donny
Golantilla 'a natural' over fences
Flintshire strikes at Saratoga
Retirement considered for Pharoah
Cummings 'a giant of the sport'
Keen Ice claims Pharoah scalp
Racing lands Winter win
O'Brien family enjoys Wexford wins
Goodwood Celebration for Kodi team
Polybius takes Hopeful honours
Twisler on the march
Rene lands Goodwood riches
Maarek shoots to Bullet victory
Hawk swoops in Prestige

29 August 2015

Death of top trainer Bart Cummings
Kodi Celebration for Cox
Deegan hopeful of good Sho
Titania looks to 'step up' in Dance
Gosden youngster impresses at HQ
Ascot date for Dartmouth
Bolger seeking Curragh Smash n grab
Death of northern stalwart Charnock
Ground key for Weld big guns
Panther pleases in Newmarket work
Icon eyeing Prestige prize
Buratino in Middle Park frame
Cox hoping for Kodi Celebration

28 August 2015

Devonshire chasing deserved success
All-American hero taking next step
Ground key for Cape
Rock ready to roll at Windsor
Suzi's seeking Goodwood gold
Maarek aiming to fire in Bullet
Treble top for Weld and Smullen
Baker tempted by Woodbine for Bill
Memory poised for Haydock chance
Treve clash possible for Queen
Hills to make French Connection
Forgotten horse up for Irish Leger
Bear a necessity in Celebration
Pallasator in Cup mix at Doncaster
Lynam sprinters Flying first class

27 August 2015

Tested passes with flying colours
Tested passes with flying colours
Iffranesia shoots for Bullet glory
Burke plots Reflection Ayr raid
Fascinating entry in Winter Hill
Thumbs-up at Ffos Las
Emotionless bound for Doncaster
Ground key to Rectifier run
Second inspection at Ffos Las
Whip ban for Mulrennan
Tryster in line for September clash
All systems go for Pendleton
Palmer firming up Covert mission
Safety first for Appleby
Stevens to end training career
Cumani content with Postponed work
Storm stars in Leger list
Irish Champion excites Glen camp

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015