Winter Derby
Group 3, Lingfield 15:05
£100,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m 2f, Class 1  
Saturday 14th March 2015

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1 Tryster 3/1F
2 Grendisar 8/1
3 Grandeur 9/2
NR: Lamar (IRE)
11 ran Distances: ¾l, hd, nk
TIME 2m 1.71s (fast by 0.09s)

Adam Kirby & Tryster came with a blistering late run to land the Winter Derby

The progressive Charlie Appleby-trained four-year-old arrived in search of a four-timer and his rider was happy to travel towards the rear early in the 10-furlong contest, as Afonso De Sousa made it under Danny Tudhope.

Still nearer last than first turning in with Frankie Dettori electing to kick for home on Cloudscape, Kirby needed the gaps to come in the straight but the 3-1 favourite had plenty of gears to take them when they did.

Weaving through, the Shamardal gelding cut down last year's runner-up Grendisar to win with a cosy three-quarters of a length in hand. Grandeur was another head away in third.

Appleby said: "I said to Adam to go and ride him with plenty of confidence and he is an exciting horse going forward.

"One of the best plans we made was to skip the trial here for this race. He has the potential to run on Good Friday, we will just see how he comes out of it. When you get a confident horse at this time of year, you never know where they will end up.

"He is in super condition and has plenty of scope. He had an easy two- and three-year-old campaign and hopefully we will see a little bit more of him."

Kirby said: "It was a bit messy going into the first couple of turns, and I was a length further back than I wanted to be. They weren't going much of a pace, they all grouped up on the inside and I just waited for a gap and it came.

"He likes to get there late and is pretty special, he is improving with every run and is very smart."

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The Winter Derby
£100,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 2f, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Standard
Surface: All Weather

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) Tryster (IRE) 3/1f A Kirby
C Appleby 4
2nd (8) ¾ Grendisar (IRE) 8/1 Martin Harley
M Botti 5
3rd (9) hd Grandeur (IRE) 9/2 R L Moore
J Noseda 6
4th (10) nk Complicit (IRE) 16/1 Jim Crowley
P F I Cole 4
5th (7) nk Captain Cat (IRE) 5/1 G Baker
R Charlton 6
6th (5) Battalion (IRE) 7/1 T P Queally
W J Haggas 5
7th (2) Cloudscape (IRE) 7/1 L Dettori
J H M Gosden 4
8th (1) nk Educate 20/1 R Hughes
I Mohammed 6
9th (6) Tenor (IRE) 25/1 K Fallon
J Ryan 5
10th (3) Afonso De Sousa (USA) 50/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 5
11th (11) New Story 20/1 J Fanning
I Mohammed 4
NR (12) Lamar (IRE) Non Runner
J Tate 4

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