If you’re looking for something to do this Good Friday (25th March), then you might want to consider heading to Lingfield where the second All-Weather Finals Day is being staged, after last season’s inaugural event was a huge success with both punters and bookmakers.
Last year we were treated to some spectacular races with Pretend storming home in the Sprint Championship, whilst Tryster brought up a Godolphin double when he came from an impossible looking position to mow down the opposition late on in the Easter Classic. These two star performances were also backed-up by impressive wins from Grey Mirage in the Mile Championship, Lightscameraction in the 3-year-old Sprint championship, and Mymatechris in the Marathon.
It’s a 7 race card this year, with the first race at 1.40pm, and I’m sure lots of the Betting Gods Tipsters will be providing tips for their members – so here’s a look at what’s in store on what could be a very Good Friday indeed at Lingfield.
Grendisar is likely to be a warm favourite for the day’s biggest race after his recent impressive win, but there’s plenty of decent opposition lining-up for a crack at this prestigious prize, including Maverick Wave, Battalion and Fire Fighting.
Last year’s 3-year-old sprint champion Lightscameraction is likely to be back for a crack at the main prize, though he’ll have to be at his best if he’s to beat the likely favourite Lancelot Du Lac. There’s also likely to be plenty of each-way support for the likes of Rivellino and Goken.
This could well be the highlight of the day as recent Kempton scorer Captain’s Cat will be hoping to claw the big prize from the grasp of ante-post favourite Mindurownbusiness. Meanwhile Sovereign Debt and Mister Universe may also have a big say in the outcome, with the likes of Big Baz and Realize also not without a chance.
Fillies And Mares Final
Many think Cool As Ice just needs to turn-up to claim the fairer sex’s championship race, and it’s hard to see past her.
Notarised went into many notebooks when scoring when upped to a staying trip recently, and the in-form Mark Johnston certainly knows how to train stayers. However, all the recent money has been for Moonrise Landing.
3-Y-O Mile Final
Haalick will be popular for this after his recent all-weather spin which saw him deliver on some of his 2-y-o promise, but Race Day and Special Season certainly won’t be pushovers.
3-Y-O Sprint Final
Gracious John and Wolowitz have both impressed recently, and could well fill the first two places – though in which order isn’t clear cut.