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  • Peddlers Primed For Festival Pointer

Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £10,128 2nd £2,992 3rd £1,496 4th £749 5th £374
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 28.50s
  • Off time: 13:40:37
Full result
Result 13:40 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Peddlers Cross 1/5f
  • Last Updated: February 12 2013, 17:49 GMT

Donald McCain admits the Festival target for Peddlers Cross will become clearer after Wednesday's Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle at Musselburgh.

Peddlers Cross: Set to run at Musselburgh
Peddlers Cross: Set to run at Musselburgh

The 2011 Champion Hurdle runner-up has his first run over timber since the Aintree Hurdle a month after his fine run at Cheltenham.

Last season he ran over fences but not everything went to plan and he was well beaten behind Sir Des Champs in the Jewson Novices' Chase.

This term his only appearance has been in a 'jumpers' bumper' at Kempton where he shaped well to finish second, and the intermediate trip of two miles and six furlongs should tell McCain whether to aim at the Champion Hurdle, the World Hurdle or even wait for Aintree.

"We'll have to decide where he goes after tomorrow because he won't be having another run in between," said McCain.

"I've spoken to the clerk of the course and there's a good bit of rain coming in tomorrow morning so it will ride a bit softer than they are describing it now (good) but it will still be the best ground we are going to get anywhere at the moment.

"The trip is ideal really as it should tell us which way we are heading. The race has been added especially for us."

McCain also runs Ubaltique while completing the four-runner field are Keith Reveley's useful mare Cue To Cue and Michael Smith's dual-purpose performer Orsippus, who the trainer is aiming at Cheltenham's Coral Cup.

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