Bog Warrior: could be among Tony Martin's Festival teamPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Martin hoping Edeymi can go one better
TONY MARTIN is a name that strikes fear into bookmakers and, with Cheltenham on the horizon, they won't be pleased to hear he has a horse on a "competitive" mark for one of the big Festival handicaps.
Edeymi narrowly failed to land the Fred Winter at last year's Festival and, after a recent win on the all-weather, Martin thinks he could be hitting top form at just the right time.
"He was runner-up in the Fred Winter last year but had run poorly since before taking a 1m4f maiden at Dundalk last month," says Martin in Tuesday's Trainer File in the Racing & Football Outlook.
He continues: "When he gets proper spring ground again he's on a mark that, I hope, will see him competitive. The plan is to go back to Cheltenham for one of the big handicaps, ground permitting."
Martin, who recently acquired leading Weatherbys Champion Bumper fancy Golantilla, has a smart Cheltenham team taking shape and reveals a dark horse "for everyone's notebooks" in Tuesday's edition.
For all the inside information on Tony Martin's team, make sure you pick up a copy of the Racing & Football Outlook - available to buy from Tuesday