Candy puts Limato back into Sprint Cup reckoning

Limato: July Cup winner may replace stablemate Twilight Son at Haydock

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Candy puts Limato back into Sprint Cup picture
By Andrew Dietz 10:59AM 29 AUG 2016

LIMATO is back in contention to run in Saturday’s 32Red Sprint Cup after being put on standby to replace stablemate Twilight Son should the ground at Haydock come up fast.

The brilliant Darley July Cup winner, who finished second to Mecca’s Angel in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes this month, had been removed from the Sprint Cup betting after the trainer suggested the race might come too soon after York.

However, Limato will be confirmed at today’s five-day declaration stage for the Group 1 alongside last year’s winner Twilight Son, who has shown his best form on an easier surface.

“If the ground at Haydock is firm Twilight Son will not run and then we’d see about Limato but I’d have to be 100 per cent happy with him,” said Candy.

“Limato seems absolutely fine but then he always does. It’s a tough one to call as every time I’ve tried to run him within three weeks it hasn’t really come off but I suppose he’s a year older now so it possibly might.”

Haydock clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright on Sunday said spells of rain are forecast during the week and that he expected the ground to be on the easy side of good, which would allow Twilight Son, who finished down the field in the July Cup on unsuitably fast ground last time, to defend his title.

Limato has been reinstated into the Sprint Cup betting at 5-1, while Twilight Son can be backed at 7-1. Quiet Reflection heads the market at a general 9-2.

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