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Lynam hoping for end to wet spell

EDWARD LYNAM has everything crossed in the hope the weather improves to enable Duff to take his chance in Saturday's National Express Park Stakes at Doncaster.

The five-year-old was just touched off in the Group 2 event last year by Arabian Gleam but the fast-ground lover has been limited to just one start this season.

He showed he retains all of his ability with a victory at Cork last month but the current wet spell may mean he misses both engagements this weekend, as he is also in at the Curragh on Sunday.

"He'll go to Doncaster, if he goes anywhere," said Lynam.

"I understand it's good to soft at the minute so he's 50-50 if they don't get much more rain.                             

"I'd probably take a chance on good to soft with my fingers and toes crossed and the weather is supposed to improve as the week goes on. If it got bottomless he wouldn't run.

"He's just waiting on the summer to start!

"We're very keen to take him, he was just beaten in it last year and he's in very good form.

"We are just going to have to start buying yearlings with a knee action I think.

"It's been an unbelievable summer for rain. Your best horses usually flick their toe and they can't go in this ground."

 
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