Talking Horses: Paisley Park can benefit from lighter touch at Newbury

By: Greg Wood Friday 26 November 2021

Emma Lavelle’s nine-year-old renews acquaintance with Paul Webber’s mare Indefatigable in the Long Distance Hurdle

Paisley Park was unbeaten in seven races between October 2018 and January 2020, including a famous win in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March 2019. But Emma Lavelle’s nine-year-old, who remains one of the most popular horses in training, has only one win to his name in six starts before the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Friday.

He also renews acquaintance with Paul Webber’s mare Indefatigable, who was five lengths in front of him at Wetherby last month, and Lisnagar Oscar, the 50-1 winner of the Stayers’ in 2020 when the defending champion was a long way below his best.

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