A very impressive winner emerged at Lingfield yesterday in the shape of WAHASH who took out the opening contest in fine style defeating the odds on favourite of Hugo Palmers. He was well away and settled nicely in the lead, gaining a healthy advantage at the top of the straight he never looked like getting beat. ‘He has been a horse that I have always had a liking to, but up until yesterday he struggled to get his head in front. He relaxed nicely today and won in decisive fashion. I will see what mark we get before looking to his next contest.’
There were two seconds on the card as well as FAST AND HOT and AMLAK both ran well without getting their heads in front. With that comes another busy day today, where there are runners from both Goodwood and Kempton. DICK TRACY takes his chance in the first race in the mile and one Maiden under Pat Dobbs. ‘He ran very well on debut at York and I would expect him to improve plenty for that. He is in great form at home and we are heading there with a solid chance.’ ADMIRALTY ARCH is in the conditions race and is running for the in form syndicate of Henry Ponsonby. ‘His form was solid earlier on in the year but he hasn’t built on that the last twice. I need to see him do it here today.’ WINDSHEAR runs in the Foundation Stakes but needs to come back to form to compete in this.
A couple of interesting maidens at Kempton this evening. AL MANSOR is in the only horse in there with experience. ‘I hope he can use that to his advantage. He ran a bit free the other day and so I hope he has learnt plenty from it.’ The other of those maidens is ZEBULON who ran well at Ascot last time. ‘He is more than capable of winning a maiden and was right there until getting tired late on the other day. I would expect him to go close today.’