All-Weather Championships Finals Day next for Stepper Point

  Stepper Point will return to Lingfield Park for the £150,000 bookmakers.co.uk Sprint over six furlongs on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 18.   The William Muir-trained five-year-old booked his place in the final with a decisive two-length victory over Iptisam in the Listed bookmakers.co.uk Hever Sprint Stakes over five furlongs at the same course on March 22.   He recorded two victories last season, including in the Listed Beverley Bullet in August.   Muir reported: “Stepper Point can definitely run on All-Weather…

The first 10 Crabbie’s Grand National Factfiles

Burton Port (IRE) 10-10-08   Breeding: Bob Back (USA) – Despute (IRE) (Be My Native (USA)) Breeder: Thomas Meagher Born: March 27, 2004 Owner: Trevor Hemmings                      Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill Form: 113342/1211121/2/242/509P82 Burton Port *High-class chaser, having finished second in the RSA Chase at The Cheltenham Festival in 2010 and chased home Diamond Harry in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury later the same year. *Boasts an excellent record at Aintree, winning the Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Chase in April, 2010, and filling the runner-up spot…

Robin Hoods Bay Takes Winter Derby & Will Be Back For The Richest All-Weather Race on Good Friday

All-Weather Championships Report Lingfield Park Racecourse, Saturday, March 22, 2014  3.50pm £100,000 Group Three coral.co.uk Winter Derby – Fast-Track Qualifier, 1m 2f, Polytrack Robin Hood’s Bay (10/1), owned by Alan Pickering, trained by Ed Vaughan and ridden by Luke Morris, went one better than last year when winning the £100,000 Group Three coral.co.uk Winter Derby over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday, March 22. The winner of this third Fast-Track Qualifier on the day is guaranteed a place in the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic…

Maximum field for coral.co.uk Winter Derby

  A maximum field will go to post in the £100,000 Group Three coral.co.uk Winter Derby (3.50pm), one of three Fast-Track Qualifiers at Lingfield Park this Saturday, March 22.   Heading the 14 declared runners is Grandeur (Jeremy Noseda/Ryan Moore, drawn 14), the 6/4 favourite with Coral, who won the Listed coral.co.uk Winter Derby Trial over the course and distance on February 22. The third and fourth from that race re-oppose the favourite - Anaconda (Tom Dascombe/Richard Kingscote, drawn 11, 25/1) and Robin Hoods Bay (Ed Vaughan/Luke Morris, drawn 8, 16/1)….

Alutiq set for 32Red Spring Cup

  Eve Johnson Houghton will step Alutiq up to seven furlongs for the first in the £45,000 Listed 32Red Spring Cup (3.15pm) for three-year-olds at Lingfield Park this Saturday, one of three Fast-Track Qualifiers on an exciting seven-race card.   The daughter of Kodiac developed into a smart two-year-old last year, winning twice in eight starts, with her best effort coming when fifth to Lucky Kristale in the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York in August, beaten two and a half lengths.   She returned…

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