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.
The fifth annual All-Weather Championships, in partnership with Be Wiser, concluded at Lingfield Park in Surrey on Good Friday with a £1.1 million Finals Day. The richest race meeting of its kind anywhere celebrated the winners of six individual categories.
All-Weather Championships Season 5 reaches a thrilling climax on Good Friday as Lingfield Park in Surrey stages six Finals worth a total of £1.1 million. It’s the richest race day on an All-Weather surface anywhere in Europe and has attracted a stellar cast.
As All-Weather Championships Season 5 swings into the final furlongs, a veteran sprinter has forged ahead in the quest to be the winning-most horse, while top jockey Luke Morris continues to close in on another title.
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