2.35pm £19,000 Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap, 1m 2f, Polytrack
There was a thrilling finish to the 10-furlong Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap, with the Richard Fahey-trained Spirit Of The Law (14/1), ridden by apprentice George Chaloner, holding on by a nose from Lowther (16/1). The 3/1 favourite Marshgate Lane finished third of the 10 runners, a length and a quarter behind the second.
The main race of the day at Lingfield Park, with prize money of £19,000, was run in a time of 2m 2.58s.
Fahey commented: Spirit Of The Law has had a long Flat season and this was his third win of the year. I had planned to give him a break after todays run but we will see.
The new All-Weather Championships seem to be generating some bit of excitement. I would like to think I would have a runner on All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday but it has all been a bit of rush this season and we will be better organised next time around.
Spirit Of The Law was the 164th British winner of the year for the North Yorkshire trainer while Chaloner needs just one more success to reduce his apprentice claim from 5lb to 3lb.
Mull Of Killough May Go For Coral Winter Derby
Newmarket-based trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam, successful at Lingfield Park today with the Ted Durcan-ridden Jungle Bay in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap (1.30pm), revealed afterwards that her stable star, Mull Of Killough, could race in the Group Three Coral Winter Derby on March 22 at Lingfield Park.
Last time out, Mull Of Killough finished a close fourth in a blanket finish to the Group One Emirates Stakes over a mile at Flemington, Australia, on November 9.
Chapple-Hyam said: He ran well and is back home now - he is turned out today and has a good hour on the walker in the mornings.
He will either come here for the Winter Derby or go for the Earl Of Sefton (at Newmarket in April).
Mull Of Killough finished fifth in the Singapore Cup and went to Chicago for the Arlington Million so he got a lot of air miles this year.
He is turning eight so we have got to look after him and pick his races, but he is thriving.
There will be more coverage of the All-Weather Championships from Kempton Park this evening.
Horses qualify for the six championship contests on All-Weather Championships Finals Day (Good Friday, April 18, 2014) by running in a minimum of three races at Britains All-Weather tracks - three owned by ARC, Lingfield Park, Southwell and Wolverhampton, and The Jockey Clubs Kempton Park - between October 26 and April 12 or else by succeeding in one of the 16 Win & Youre In races.
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. Arena Racing Company (ARC) owns three of the four All-Weather tracks in Britain at Lingfield Park, Southwell and Wolverhampton and has injected more than £2 million extra into prize money during the new All-Weather Championships which run from October to April and include Kempton Park. The All-Weather Championships climax in the richest All-Weather card in Europe which will be held at Lingfield Park on Good Friday (April 18, 2014) when £1 million in prize money will be available. The Championships consist of six different categories, with races for Three-Year-Olds, Fillies & Mares, Marathon, Sprint, Mile and Middle Distance. There are 59 upgraded races during the www.awchampionships.co.uk
2. The All-Weather Championships Finals Day is ranked in the top 10 Flat total prize fund racedays, and its positioning on Good Friday is expected to see a significant increase in Levy yields.
3. The All-Weather Championships are supported by partners Ladbrokes, bookmakers.co.uk, Coral and 32Red.com, plus media partner At The Races.
4. Arena Racing Company is the largest racecourse operator in the UK, hosting nearly 40% of the fixture list. Fifteen racecourses make up the group including Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Worcester. The Group also manages Ffos Las in West Wales.