Wissahickon Set To Become An All-Weather GreatMon, 15/04/2019
After almost six months of action, All-Weather Championships Season 6 reaches its exciting climax on Good Friday when the £1 million Finals Day takes place at Lingfield Park in Surrey, and there’s also top class All-Weather action at Newcastle.
WISSAHICKON SET TO BECOME AN ALL-WEATHER GREAT
John Gosden, who is still in the running to become champion trainer, is on the brink of propelling WISSAHICKON to All-Weather greatness at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, when the colt runs in the £200,000 Easter Classic. The US bred chestnut has swept all before him this season, becoming the highest ever rated winner of the Group 3 Winter Derby and is the hot favourite for the Middle Distance Championship.
‘KACHY’ ME IF YOU CAN IS STAR SPRINTER’S GAME PLAN
KACHY, who has smashed two consecutive track records this winter, will attempt to make every post a winning one in the £150,000 Sprint Final at Lingfield. Tom Dascombe’s star has suffered only one defeat in five runs on sand – in last year’s Final – but is clear favourite with the bookmakers to avenge it on Friday. Encrypted, winner of the Listed Golden Rose over course and distance in November, is out to spoil the party.
FRENCH OUT TO CLAIM MARATHON HONOURS
France enjoyed a memorable Good Friday last season and AMADE represents their best chance of another winner at Lingfield when he lines up in the two-mile Marathon Final. Amade, the mount of top international jockey Ryan Moore, was impressive when winning a Fast Track Qualifier at Chelmsford City last month. Among his rivals are fellow Fast Track scorers Aircraft Carrier and Northern hope Stargazer.
HAGGAS GUNNING FOR GLORY IN FILLIES’ FINAL
Wind surgery and the addition of cheekpieces have transformed Newmarket trainer William Haggas’s ISLAND OF LIFE, who heads the market for the Fillies’ and Mares’ Final. Meanwhile, Mark Johnston could be eyeing a double with DEEP INTRIGUE in the 3YO Final and MATTERHORN in the Mile. Johnston also runs the smart MARIE’S DIAMOND in the £100,000 Listed Burradon Stakes on another stellar Good Friday card at Newcastle.