Be Wiser All Weather Championship Blog By Simon Mapletoft
I’m Simon Mapletoft, television’s All-Weather racing expert, and I’m delighted to have teamed up with Be Wiser, official partner of the All-Weather Championships, to share my views on the latest action in an exclusive weekly blog.
Now the Championships are underway, I’ll be updating you on the latest news and developments as top owners, trainers, jockeys and horses battle it out for places in the £1 million All-Weather Championships Finals on Good Friday.
A leading contender for the Mile Final took his unbeaten record on sand to six on Wolverhampton’s biggest day while young Lambourn trainer Archie Watson maintained his lead in the battle to be top trainer.
Newmarket trainer William Haggas won Lingfield Park’s Listed weekend feature with the explosive Headway, while the final Fast Track Qualifiers for Good Friday’s £1 million race day take place this wee
The 21 st running of the Group 3 Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on Saturday turned out to be the most dramatic in the race’s history, while a three-year- old sprinter completed the unique feat of winning two Fast Track Qualifiers for Good Friday’s £1 million Finals Day.
All-Weather Championships Season 5 action took place in France last weekend when Cagnes Sur Mer staged a qualifier for the £150,000 Mile Final, while a stellar field is gearing up for this weekend’s Group Three Winter Derby.
Newmarket trainer David Simcock is looking forward to the Fillies and Mares Final after winning last week’s qualifier, while the prolific Spare Parts became the winning-most horse in Season 5 with another victory at Wolverhampton.
GOLDEN ‘GRAHAM’ COMPLETES A FIVE-TIMER
A top turf sprinter announced his arrival on the sand scene with a classy display last weekend, while Godolphin’s powerful stable unleashed a promising colt under the floodlights at Wolverhampton on Monday
An old favourite bounced back to form to win Wolverhampton’s big race this week while a young jockey claimed another success to boast the best strike rate in the Championships table.
GALLANT GREY WATERSMEET CLAIMS FINAL PLACE
A jockey who enjoyed his best ever year in 2017 continues in great form on the All-Weather, while three Fast Track Qualifiers for Good Friday’s £1 million Finals Day will take place within the next few days.
McDONALD STILL FARMING THE WINNERS
A veteran sprinter rolled back the years at Newcastle to clinch a place on Good Friday Finals Day, while two top jockeys got back in the winner’s enclosure.