Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Madto Miss Luna in Plumpton Test; More Sussex Joy for Moore

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Madto Miss Luna in Plumpton Test; More Sussex Joy for Moore

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Byline: GARRY OWEN

LEO LUNA (2.35) can give local legend Gary Moore more glory in the valuable Sussex National at Plumpton.

The nine-year-old is a quality handicapper when the mud is flying and caught the eye when third to Get On The Yager at Fontwell in November.

The form of that race couldn't have worked out any better and the gelding has surely been laid out for this big prize ever since.

Moore can double-up in the closing two-mile handicap hurdle courtesy of NOT NEVER (3.45).

The six-year-old was in rude health during the summer and won't be far away today if he is in the same form that saw him hack up at Southwell in June.

MARLEY FIRTH (12.30) can kick off another good day for Team Skelton in the novice hurdle.

The six-year-old was a fair fourth behind the hugely exciting On The Blind Side in a Grade 2 at Sandown last month and can take advantage of this marked step back in grade. The Alcester boys can also bag the At The Races Handicap Hurdle with CAFE AU LAIT (2. …

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