Turf Talk: Candy sweet on Limato for totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy

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Limato, a late absentee from Saturday’s Mill Reef Stakes due to the soft ground at Newbury, will run in Redcar’s totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy on October 4 as long as conditions are suitable.

Henry Candy’s unbeaten juvenile was due to be a short-priced favourite for the Group Two event but rain on Thursday and Friday put paid to his chance. With the form of his defeat of Cotai Glory in a Listed race having subsequently been boosted, his reappearance is eagerly awaited.

Candy is, however, keen to keep him to a sound surface.

“If the weather is reasonable and the ground is not too bad then I’d like to run him at Redcar in the Two-Year-Old Trophy,” said the Wantage handler.

“That’s what we are hoping to do, anyway, but whether the weather plays ball is another matter.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s card at Newmarket, John Gosden has confirmed he will be doubly represented in the Betfred Cambridgeshire, with Cornrow and Maverick Wave attempting to give the trainer his fourth victory in the first leg of the ‘Autumn Double’.

Only Jeremy Glover managed as many successes in the race during modern times, and Gosden’s previous heroes, Halling, Tazeez and Pipedreamer, all turned out to be much better than handicappers.

Gosden said: “Cornrow, who will be ridden by William Buick, is in great form and if he’s drawn well and where the action is, he will put in a bold show. Maverick Wave will be ridden by Robert Havlin.”

Trainer, Mark Johnston.

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