Trainers bid for glory at All-Weather Finals Day

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Newmarket trainers will be bidding for glory when Lingfield Park hosts the £1.1 million All-Weather Championships Finals Day tomorrow, writes Greg Plummer.

Among the strong entries are a large number of fast-track qualifier winners, as well international representation from Ireland, France and Germany.

Grendisar (trained byMarco Botti) has proven to be one of the stars of the 2015-16 All-Weather Championships and heads 13 contenders for the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic.

The son of Invincible Spirit looks better than ever and returns to Lingfield Park on the back of a pair of impressive course and distance victories.

Botti said: “Everything is going to plan with Grendisar and he is in great form.

“The way he took his race in the Winter Derby was very pleasing and he couldn’t be better.

“I think it was a career-best run from him in the Winter Derby.”

Grandisar is favourite to win the Coral Easter Classic ahead of Willie Haggas’ dual Listed winner Battalion and John Gosden’s Maverick Wave, who was successful in the Group Three Huxley Stakes at Chester in May.

Other big races include the Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile Championships, the Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint Championships and Unibet All-Weather Sprint, with prize money of £150,000 up for grabs in all three races.