The 3/1 favourite Forest Edge finished powerfully under Adam Kirby to record a comfortable length success over Addictive Dream in the £19,000 Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap over five furlongs at Lingfield Park today (Wednesday, December 4). Group One winner Tangerine Trees was three quarters of a length further back in third.
It was a third consecutive win on the All-Weather for David Evans charge, following successes at Kempton Park on October 31 and Wolverhampton on November 8, and he is now eligible for All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.
Evans commented: It was a fantastic performance from Forest Edge. He missed the break but came through and won it cosy in the end.
I dont know the key to him, but maybe he has just grown up. I think he is a proper horse.
There is a race for him back at Lingfield next week (Wednesday, December 11) and he will probably run there all being well.
The long-term aim is Good Friday. There wont be races for him every other week so after his next run we will probably give him a little break, but he does carry his condition well and doesnt need breaks.
Kirby added: Forest Edge is very tricky in the stalls and he gives himself a bit of an impossible task when he doesnt jump.
He made up a lot of ground at Wolverhampton, but that win has done him good because he travelled better today and came through horses with more confidence.
Hes improving and once I got him rolling I was always knew I would get there. He is quite talented and is going the right way.
The other £19,000 class two contest at Lingfield Park today, the Coral App Download From The App Store Conditions Stakes, was won by the Mark Johnston-trained Marshgate Lane, who made all under Adam Kirby to score by a head from Uramazin. 10/11 favourite Bancnuanaheireann could only finish fourth.
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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.