Pattern winners headline an excellent entry for Betway Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield Park, headed by Group Three victor Grendisar, among the 12 entries for the £45,000 Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 4.
The 10-furlong contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for All-Weather Championships Finals Day, with the winner receiving a free and automatic place in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on Good Friday, April 14. Last season’s Easter Classic winner Grendisar is going for a hat-trick of victories in the Betway Winter Derby Trial after scoring in 2015 & 2016. The seven-year-old has been beaten on both his appearances during this season’s All-Weather Championships, most recently when taking third behind Battalion in the Listed Betway Quebec Stakes, also over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park, on December 17.
“Grendisar is in great form and I am hoping that we get a good run and he is back to his old form. He is very well at home and goes there with no excuses.” Added trainer Marco Botti