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Purple Moon primed for Musselburgh

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 16:03

Purple Moon primed for Musselburgh

Expensive Flat recruit Purple Moon is on target for a possible crack at the John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial at Musselburgh on 4 February.

The former Michael Stoute inmate made a winning debut over hurdles at the Edinburgh venue earlier this month.

Purple Moon, the son of 2001 Derby hero Galileo, was bought for 440,000 guineas at the Tattersalls Sales in October and is now in the care of Nicky Richards.

However, the Greystoke handler warned he will not be running him in soft conditions.

'Purple Moon might go back up to Musselburgh for the Triumph Hurdle trial. He came out of his last race grand,' said Richards.

'Everything will depend on the ground with him with regard to the rest of the season. He wants good, decent ground and he won't go anywhere if it is bottomless.'