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Peddlers Cross: Got a win on the board
Peddlers Cross registered his first win since November 2011 in the Howies Restaurants Edinburgh Hurdle at Musselburgh on Wednesday.
Sent off the 1/5 favourite, Donald McCain's horse had over 30lb in hand of his rivals on official ratings but was made to work pretty hard for his win in the closing stages.
Keith Reveley's Cue To Cue was ridden a long way out but responded well to pressure and was only beaten one-and-three-quarter lengths at the line.
It wasn't a commanding performance from Peddlers Cross by any means, but at least he responded to Jason Maguire's urgings late on when he soon realised his mount wouldn't be winning the race on the bridle.
McCain told Racing UK: "I thought he'd win a little more impressively, but Jason was full of it afterwards and he's the man that matters.
"He's always been very switched off when he hits the front, he can be lazy, and that's what he did there.
"If you see what we see at home every day Peddlers Cross hasn't changed, his work is sensational.
"I think it has to be [the World Hurdle at Cheltenham] but I don't like making snap decisions at the races, I'll have a chat with Tim [Leslie, owner] on the way home."
Sky Bet left Peddlers Cross unchanged at 12/1 for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.