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LANDUE OFF THE MARK AT LINGFIELD

Landue opened his winning account on his fifth start with a fluent success in a Class 6 Handicap at Lingfield on Monday.

Relishing the step up in trip to a mile and a quarter he briefly struggled to find daylight in the straight before finishing with a flourish to beat Special Mission by three quarters of a length in the green and white colours of his trainer.

Landue displayed plenty of promise on his seasonal debut when keeping on well to be fourth at Kempton over a mile earlier this month.

He was dropped 2 lbs to a mark of 59 after that run and took full advantage at Lingfield despite showing signs of inexperience by drifting right in the final furlong.

Given that Landue was firmly on top at the line and his sire Champs Elysees is a notable influence for stamina it would not be a surprise to see him campaigned over a mile and a half before the end of the season.