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True To Form seeking a second Quebec Stakes

Dec 20 2013

True To Form is chasing successive victories in the £37,000 Listed Coral App Download From The App Store Quebec Stakes (2.35pm) over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday, December 21.

The five-year-old stayed on strongly to score by a neck last year when in the care of Martyn Meade and was subsequently purchased by Alan McCabe for 29,000 guineas at Tattersalls in May.

He has failed to win in five starts since joining the Nottinghamshire trainer, but returned to form last time with a fast-finishing fourth in a class two, course and distance handicap on November 27.

McCabe revealed: True To Form is in good form and won the race last year.

He was unlucky last time and the horse that just pipped him for third (Marshgate Lane) has won two races since, so the form looks good.

He likes the Polytrack and we are hopeful of a good run, but we will have to see how he gets on tomorrow before we think about Finals Day.

Luke Morris, who has won three times on True To Form, takes the ride.

True To Form will clash with 10 rivals, headed by Uramazin and Tales Of Grimm, who were third and fourth respectively in the Listed Churchill Stakes over the same course and distance on November 16, and the John Gosden-trained pair of Dick Doughtywylie and Gatewood.

Other notables include South American Group One scorer Energia Davos, Listed runner-up Galician and course and distance winner Tinshu.

Saturdays seven-race card at Lingfield Park also features the £11,500 Ladbrokes Conditions Stakes (2.00pm, nine runners) over a mile and the £19,000 Coral Mobile Just Three Clicks To Bet Handicap (3.10pm, seven runners) over a mile and a half.

Racing gets underway at 12.20pm and concludes at 3.40pm.

Horses qualify for the six championship contests on the new £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day (Good Friday, April 18, 2014) by winning a specified Fast Track Qualifier or 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.
Image: True To Form and Luke Morris winning earlier this year at Kempton Park. Copyright: Jon Hoy.

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ARC Director of PR and Communications
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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

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,, Coral and, 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.