Lynham hoping for Duff delight

Edward Lynam is hoping Kevin Manning’s advice can pay dividends as Duff drops back to six furlongs at Lingfield on Saturday.

Edward Lynam is hoping Kevin Manning’s advice can pay dividends as Duff drops back to six furlongs at Lingfield on Saturday.

The jockey recommended the Co Meath trainer to consider trying the five-year-old over that distance from his normal trip of seven furlongs.

And Lynam believes it is a chance worth taking in the Better Prices, Bigger Wins At ladbrokes.com Golden Rose Stakes.

“We are just taking a chance on the trip,” said Lynam.

“Kevin recommended after he rode him the last day to give him a try over six one day so that’s what we’re doing.

“We’re just going to see if six suits him. I’ve always thought he was a specialist seven-furlong horse.

“He trains on the surface every day so I don’t expect that to be a problem.

“He usually runs well in England. He won in York last year, was just touched off at Doncaster and ran a very good race in the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket the last day.

“If six does suit him, we’re laughing.”

A maximum field of 12 has been declared for the Listed contest including War Officer, Ceremonial Jade, Chief Editor, Prohibit, Swiss France, German raider Smarten Die and last year’s winner Maltese Falcon.

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