Candy looking closer to home for Limato and Twilight Son

Limato - James Doyle

Limato: finished second to Muhaarar at Royal Ascot on his last start

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HENRY CANDY is eyeing targets on home soil next weekend for Limato and Twilight Son after the pair of exciting sprinters had missions to Europe aborted.

Commonwealth Cup runner-up Limato and Twilight Sun, who is unbeaten in four starts, were pencilled in for Group races at Baden-Baden and Deauville on Sunday but neither made the trip.

Both have entries in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock along with stablemate Music Master but Candy is considering only Limato for Saturday’s Group 1, for which declarations will be made on Monday.

Limato’s owner Paul Jacobs pulled the plug on the German raid and when asked about the possibility of switching to the Sprint Cup, Candy said: “We will have to discuss that with Mr Jacobs in the morning but I would like to think it might dry up enough for that.”

Twilight Son has been off the track since winning his fourth race in a row in a York handicap in June but looks on course to return to the track in seven days’ time.

“The ground at Deauville was too soft for Twilight Sun and he’ll go for the Listed race [Betfred Garrowby Stakes] at York on Sunday,” added the trainer.


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