On Demand: Sky Sports News horse back on track at Lingfield

Last Updated: 01/12/13 10:02pm

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Sky Sports News racehorse On Demand will return to the track this week after recovering from a slight setback.

The filly finished sixth on her debut at Salisbury in September but needed several weeks of recuperation before returning to racing.

"I worked her on Saturday and she went extremely well. She's certainly come on a huge amount."
Work rider Kim Tierney

Trainer Andrew Balding has now stepped up her work and she is pleasing all the staff at Park House Stables.

"She just took a while to get over the race," said assistant trainer Chris Bonner.

"We did a course of physio, she had lots of massage and we've given her time, more than anything.

"She's come out great, she's moving really well and everybody is happy with her."

On Demand will be entered in a one-mile maiden race on the all-weather at Lingfield on December 6 and Bonner is hopeful for another promising performance.

"I think she'll run really well," he said.

"The only concern is it's been quite a long time since her first run so hopefully she's remembered that. But certainly mentally she's a lot more alert now."

Sky Sports News teamed up with Great British Racing to buy On Demand and show viewers - who have since voted for her name and colours - what it takes to develop a race horse.

And work rider Kim Tierney reckons she is developing nicely.

"I worked her on Saturday and she went extremely well," she said.

"She's certainly come on a huge amount. A race always brings them on and for a big filly like her, even more so."

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