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RACING: Trainer Longsdon boosted by Tonic
Newton Tonic got back on track to add to Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon’s tally for the season with victory at Plumpton on Sunday.
The eight-year-old ran out on his last start at Lingfield when Felix de Giles took the wrong course.
But he had no navigational problems this time as Noel Fehily steered the 5-1 shot to a five-length success from Main Head in a handicap chase over two and a half miles.
It was Longsdon’s 41st winner of the campaign.
Meanwhile, the Chipping Norton handler could run his prolific winner, Pete The Feat, in the Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick on Saturday.
The nine-year-old has won five on the bounce, rising 40lb in the handicap in the process, since moving to Hull Farm Stables from Anna Newton-Smith’s yard.
And Loose Chips, a pillar-to-post winner at Kempton on Boxing Day, could return to the Sunbury venue for the William Hill Lanzarote Hur-dle on the same afternoon.