Tuesday 18 December 2018

Line Of Reason to deliver at Leicester

'Equilateral looked a potential star when winning on his reappearance at Doncaster in the spring, but has since finished well-beaten in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.' Stock photo: Getty Images
'Equilateral looked a potential star when winning on his reappearance at Doncaster in the spring, but has since finished well-beaten in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.' Stock photo: Getty Images

Line of reason can rediscover the winning trail with victory in the feature event at Leicester today.

Just three runners go to post for the £15,000 EBF Stallions Prestwold Conditions Stakes, but it does not lack intrigue, with the vastly-experienced Line Of Reason taken on by a couple of three-year-olds in Equilateral and Sarshampla.

Equilateral looked a potential star when winning on his reappearance at Doncaster in the spring, but has since finished well-beaten in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.

The Charlie Hills-trained youngster drops in distance and class for this five-furlong heat, but the admirable Line Of Reason might just outfox him.

Paul Midgley's stable stalwart is a veteran of 80 races with 11 victories to his name and you can pretty much set your watch by him.

There is nothing to suggest his powers are on the wane, with his recent fourth place behind Take Cover in the Beverley Bullet a more than respectable effort.

Irish Independent

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