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Jeremy Noseda makes it count with Lingfield brace

Tue 27 Feb 2018

It was mission accomplished at Lingfield as Jeremy Noseda landed a short-priced double with Walk In The Sun and Abe Lincoln.

Both have now won twice already this year and the Newmarket handler expects the pair to go on to better things after they were steered home by Ryan Moore.

"I came here thinking we'd have a double and thankfully we got it done," he said.

Moore let Walk In The Sun do the talking by making all of the running on the 1-12 shot to dispose of three rivals in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes.

The €1.4million purchase followed up his Kempton debut victory a month earlier without too much fuss as he crossed the line seven lengths clear of New Orleans.

However, Noseda believes the son of Street Sense is capable of much more.

"To be honest, I was a touch disappointed. I'm sure he's a much better horse than that," the trainer told At The Races.

"He didn't really handle the track or being out in front, but he has lots of talent and has a big future.

"It gives me a chance now to ease back on him and possibly give him a bit of a break and bring back in May fresh and ready to go.

"He's a nice horse and it will plan out as the season goes on.

"I'm sure he'll reach a very respectable level."

Abe Lincoln (6-4 favourite) mowed down Emenem and Kyllachy Gala in the last 100 yards to back up a welcome win at Chelmsford four weeks earlier in the Betway Handicap.

The lightly-raced five-year-old looked good as he stormed home on the outside to score by three-quarters of a length and the same.

Noseda was happy the once-promising Abe Lincoln was back on track, having been restricted to just five runs since he was hurt when a close second in the Britannia at Royal Ascot in 2016.

"He came back last year and had a bit of a problem so we had to sort that out, give him a bit of time, and he lost his way," he said.

"We're bringing him back slowly now. Maybe we can keep rolling along with him. He's always been a horse with a lot of talent.

"Going into the Britannia I thought he could be a Listed horse. Whether we can get back to that level with the few things that have gone wrong, I don't know.

"I still think there is enough ability there that a mark of 100 should be within his compass.

"We'd have to have the ground on the quick side for him to run in the Lincoln, which is highly unlikely.

"We may give him another run here. If he won another he might be one to whirl at the mile-and-a-quarter race on Finals Day."

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