Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Punters in the Twilight Zone

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Punters in the Twilight Zone

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TWILIGHT SON can take the step up from handicaps to the highest level in his stride with victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock.

His trainer Henry Candy is one of the shrewdest operators in the game and is not known for overfacing his horses, so if he believes the three-year-old is ready for a Group One at this fledgling stage of his career the hint should be taken.

Given Cheveley Park Stud bought into Twilight Son as a potential stallion prospect and lesser targets have been mentioned, it seems telling that they are keen to go for gold in this.

For a Group One race it is wide open, the favourite Adaay was last seen winning over seven furlongs, Danzeno has displayed several quirks in the past, while Magical Memory is obviously improving fast having won the Stewards' Cup but was over two lengths behind the selection at York and meets him on slightly worse terms.

The biggest danger could be Gordon Lord Byron, who has won the race and been second twice in the last three years. …

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