Sprinting star Kachy stole the show at the sixth annual All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, while trainer Mark Johnston saddled a memorable double.
KACHY THE UNDISPUTED SPRINT KING
KACHY, the fastest horse on the All-Weather, lit up Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday with another dominant performance in the £150,000 Sprint Final. Trained by Tom Dascombe, he made every post a winning one for jockey Richard Kingscote to avenge his only defeat in six runs on sand in last season’s renewal.
JOHNSTON AT THE DOUBLE
Mark Johnston, who holds the record for training more winners than anyone, completed a memorable double when MATTERHORN upset hot favourite Wissahickon in the £200,000 Easter Classic. The four-year-old also became the winning most horse of the season with a remarkable seven victories.
WATERSMEET BECOMES STAYERS’ CHAMPION
Gallant grey WATERSMEET claimed the Marathon crown for Mark Johnston and jockey Joe Fanning, having been placed in the previous two runnings. Normally a front runner, he began slowly but found his stride turning for home to upset odds-on French-trained favourite Amade.
HANNON HAS BIG PLANS FOR MILE STAR
Richard Hannon May run Mile Champion OH THIS IS US in the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury next month, or possibly the Group Two Sandown Mile. The trainer described the six-year-old as a “best mate” after he cruised in for young rider Tom Marquand to gain his 12th career win.
FRENCH WINNER COULD BE BACK SOON
French winner PIZZICATO, partnered by top international jockey Christophe Soumillon, could return to Britain in the summer in a bid to supplement his win in the 3YO Final, while Fillies’ and Mares winner HEAVENLY HOLLY is set to return to Lingfield for a Group race on turf after making all under Ryan Moore.