Back to Expert Comment

Winter star returns to Lingfield

 Nov 11 2016

Last season's all-weather star Grendisar will kick off his latest campaign in the Listed Churchill Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday night.

The Marco Botti-trained six-year-old enjoyed a brilliant run of form last season which included a strong finishing second behind Let's Go in last year's renewal. However the slow early pace was really against his hold up style that day and it was no surprise to see him subsequently hit a run of form which included wins in the Listed Winter Derby Trial, the Group 3 Winter Derby and the Easter Classic. His form over the 2000m at Lingfield is second to none with six wins and five placed efforts from 11 starts. Grendisar has been kept fresh and will once again be aimed at the same targets for which he sets a high standard.

Saturday's racing really gets the all-weather season underway with a bang on a card that also features the Listed Golden Rose Stakes. Ed Walker's Aeolus heads here off the back of a great run when just being denied by Growl in the Listed Wentworth Stakes last weekend. The winner had previously run second in the Group 1 Champions Sprint and while Aeolus had historically shown all his best form with cut in the ground, Saturday's run showed he can handle different conditions. This will be his first run on a synthetic surface but with a sharp turn of foot he should be well suited to it.

Catch all of Saturday night's Lingfield action live on Sky Racing.



Richard Wade - Sky Racing

 Email to friend   

       

Send to friend

Winter star returns to Lingfield

Your Name *
Your Email *
Friend's Name *
Friend's Email *

Racing Search

Live Racing

International Racing

Upcoming International Racing on Sky

Thursday 24th

Bet Now UK/Ireland YORK
G2 - The Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (class 1)

Bet Now UK/Ireland YORK
G1 - The Darley Yorkshire Oaks (class 1)

Friday 25th

UK/Ireland YORK
G1 - The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (class 1)

UK/Ireland YORK
G3 - The Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (class 1)

France CAGNES SUR MER
G II - Grand Prix Du Conseil Departemental

View Sky International

Form Guide

Sports

Connect