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Landing back at Lingfield

 Mar 23 2017

Considered a potential Gold Cup contender by connections, all-weather champion Moonrise Landing will return to action at Lingfield on Saturday night.

The Ralph Beckett-trained Moonrise Landing was a winner of last year's £150,000 All-Weather Marathon making it an unbeaten four starts on a synthetic surface. The six-year-old mare was last seen beating subsequent Group One scorer Quest For More in the Listed Grand Cup at York in May before missing the rest of the campaign with an injury and her trainer is confident she is over her recent problems.

Beckett said: "Moonrise Landing is in good shape. She has come to hand quicker than imagined and I am looking forward to running her on Saturday.

"She was off with a stress fracture. I would have no concerns about that, it is much better than having a soft tissue injury.

"She has got herself ready. We haven't pushed her and she has done it all on her own. I am hopeful that she will run if not up to her best, as she will be a bit ring rusty, close to it. We would like to aim her at the Cup races this year."

Saturday’s Betway Conditions Stakes (3200 metres) is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the Betway All-Weather Marathon over the same distance at Lingfield on All-Weather Championships Finals Day which Moonrise Landing won last year. 

Richard Wade - Sky Racing

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