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Andrew Balding: Good return to action for On Demand

Features - Andrew Balding Posted 16th August 2014 view comments

On Demand's trainer Andrew Balding reflects on a positive return for the Sky Sports News' racehorse.

"After over 130 days off the track I was pleased with On Demand’s return to the racecourse.

"Yes she didn’t win, but she certainly didn’t disgrace herself and if you take the winner out of the result she finished less than two lengths behind the second placed horse.

Andrew Balding: Pleased by On Demand's return

Andrew Balding: Pleased by On Demand's return

"When I spoke to David Probert – her jockey – after the race, he said she might want to run over a longer distance.

"When he asked her to pick up she took a while to react, so perhaps a mile and a quarter next time might be the right option.

"What is certain is she loved the ground at Ffos Las, it was officially good to soft and you could see she was happier as she carried her head much lower than in previous races - meaning that her effort and concentration were more focused.  

"Looking ahead I want to run her again in two to three weeks time. As she likes the ground softer, a busy autumn campaign is what I have planned for her and we will look to find her races in September and October.

"Wherever she runs next, she will certainly come on for the run."

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