Last year’s winner Grendisar is one of 26 entries, revealed today, for the £100,000 Group Three Winter Derby at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 25. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14.
Grendisar won both races emphatically in 2016, after which he was crowned All-Weather Horse Of The Year. The seven-year-old is bidding to become the first dual winner of the Betway Winter Derby and is rated a 6/1 chance by sponsor Betway.
Prestige Place also have in the race- Poeta Diletto, successful in last season’s G3 Italian 2,000 Guineas, Kyllachy Gala who was second over course and distance yesterday. Also Brex Drago, who was third on his debut for the stable in a 10-furlong turf handicap at Meydan on January 19.