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PAISLEY PARK | 2019 Stayers’ Hurdle winner may return to action this month

Emma Lavelle’s Paisley Park could feature at Wetherby later on this month

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2AR1AEC Paisley Park ridden by Aidan Coleman before the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.
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Paisley Park could make his seasonal reappearance this month, as connections are potentially aiming to kick-start the gelding’s campaign at Wetherby.

The staying hurdler has been one of the leading runners in the division for the last few seasons, claiming a famous Stayers’ Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival as well as two Long Walk victories as well.

watch: paisley park wins the 2019 stayers’ hurdle [credit: racing tv]

The nine-year-old finished down the pecking order in the 2020 edition of the Stayers’ Hurdle but he was found to have a fibrillating heart post-race.

Emma Lavelle’s recruit bounced back at the second time of asking at Ascot before Christmas, before finishing third at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Owner Andrew Gemmill, talking to Racing TV, confirmed his gelding is ready for the upcoming season and that they’ve pencilled in the bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby on October 30th as his potential first gig this season.

“I saw him yesterday (Tuesday) actually, and he’s extremely well – everything looks good.

“I gave him lots of polos and he seems to be really, really well.

“He’s so well at the moment that we’re even considering going for the hurdle at Wetherby at the end of this month.

“We can see where we are and decide from there what we do.”

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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