Kempton Park stages the fourth WIN & YOURE IN race for the All-Weather Championships Finals Day, the £40,000 Listed Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes (6.00pm), on Wednesday, November 20.
The winner of the mile contest gains a guaranteed place with free entry in the £150,000 Ladbrokes Mile Final at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.
The Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes is the feature event of a six-race card under the floodlights at Kempton Park on Wednesday, November 20 and all the contests are part of the new All-Weather Championships.
As well as by taking one of the 16 WIN & YOURE IN races, horses qualify for the six championship contests on All-Weather Championships Finals Day 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.
Wednesdays mile contest has been won by some high-class horses since its inception in 2007, including the inaugural winner Ventura, who subsequently captured four Grade Ones in North America and the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
A total of 15 entries for this years race include Graphic (William Haggas), who has won on four of his past five starts, including when scoring over the course and distance in the £50,000 London Mile Handicap Series Final on September 7.
Tullius (Andrew Balding) was successful in the Group Three Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury in 2012, while Sirius Prospect (Dean Ivory) was fifth on his latest appearance in the Group Two QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on British Champions Day at Ascot in October.
Roger Varian is considering the Kempton race for his lightly-raced filly Lanansaak, who finished last of six on unsuitably soft ground in the Listed Ben Marshall Stakes at Newmarket on November 2.
The three-year-old daughter of Zamindar was third in the Listed Rosemary Stakes, also over a mile at Newmarket, on September 27 and beat subsequent Lingfield Park Listed winner Forgive by four and a half lengths on her seasonal return in a mile handicap at Ascot on September 7.
Varian commented: Its very possible that Lanansaak will run at Kempton Park. The going was too soft for her in the Ben Marshall Stakes and she wants better ground.
This will probably be her final run of the season and she is in very good form. She has a lot of ability and has trained nicely on an all-weather surface at home.
She was slow to come to hand with the cold spring at the start of year and our horses were not 100 per cent in August, so everything got delayed with her.
Other contenders for the Winners Are Welcome At Betdaq EBF Stallions Hyde Stakes include Bertiewhittle (David Barron), who went down by a neck in an Ascot heritage handicap on October 5, and Galician (Mark Johnston), who was runner-up in the Listed 32Red/ebfstallions.com Fleur de Lys Fillies Stakes at Lingfield Park on October 31.
Wednesdays card also features the £19,000 Betdaq - The Sports Betting Exchange Handicap (6.30pm) over two miles, which has attracted 11 entries including recent Southwell winner Masterful Act (Alan McCabe) and Wolverhampton scorer Perennial (Philip Kirby).
LANANSAAK (Dane ONeill) wins The Ritz Club Fillies Handicap Ascot 7 Sep 2013 - Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com