Toast Of New York to make shock return at Lingfield

 In Lambourn News

2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up, Toast Of New York, will make his comeback at Lingfield next Wednesday.

The six-year-old has not raced in three years after a tendon injury led to his premature retirement.

Toast Of New York, who also won the UAE Derby at Meydan in March 2014, was bought by Al Shaqab Racing after his run in the Breeders’ Cup and had been standing at stud in the Middle East.

He returned to the United Kingdom in March and is now considered fit enough to run again. He has been entered into a mile-and-a-quarter conditions stakes at Lingfield.

Trainer Jamie Osborne told ATR: “Toast Of New York is back in training.

“He’s been back with us since March and he is going to be entered in a race at Lingfield next Wednesday.

“It’s great. Obviously, he hasn’t run for three years. He’s six, but he’s only had eight runs in his life, so let’s have a go with him.

“It’s inevitable he will be rusty, but we’ve tried to do as much work as we can with him.

“He’s never been a particularly flashy work-horse at home so, to a certain degree, we’re going to have to leave it down to chance next Wednesday.

“He’s been a life-changing horse for me, to this point, and to get another chance to train him is wonderful.”

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