Lingfield: hosts two win-and-you're in races on ThursdayPICTURE: Getty Images
Euro raiders chasing Lingfield prizes
RACING breaks new ground on Thursday with the first two of the 16 win-and-you're in races for the £1million all-weather championships taking place at Lingfield in the build up to the Good Friday finale next year.
The Listed 32Red/EBFstallions.com Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes (2.50) over a mile and the 1m5f 32Red.com/Choose EBF Nominated River Eden Fillies' Stakes (3.20) will take place at the Surrey track with the winners guaranteed a place at finals day, a concession which has attracted entries from across Europe.
Amongst the entries for the £40,000 mile fillies' stakes are the Richard Hannon-trained duo Forgive, who disappointed in the Cambridgeshire last time out, and Indignant, who was successful in a Newmarket 7f handicap in July.
Forgive was impressive when winning a mile handicap at Newmarket in August prior to his Cambridgeshire flop and connections are confident the four-year-old son of Pivotal can bounce back.
Alex Smith of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, owners of Forgive, said: "Forgive was not suited by the hustle and bustle of the Cambridgeshire, but has been very consistent this year apart from that.
"She ran in this race last year when not beaten that far and we would love to get some black type for her. She has won at Kempton Park on the Polytrack so the surface is not a worry."
Smith added: "She has a good draw , Silvestre de Sousa, who partners her, is in good form, and she will be ridden positively."
"We are bringing Moi Lolita over to Lingfield because she doesn't like soft ground and the owner is keen to have a runner in England," Klug said about the four-year-old. "She looks well at the moment and we wanted to try her on an all-weather surface as it is preferable to racing on turf at this time of year.
"She has black type in Germany already, having finished second at Bad Doberan in August, and I hope that she can run well again."