On Saturday we are back at Lingfield for the days feature race ,the group three Winter Derby over 10 furlongs .
3.20 LINGFIELD 10F CORAL WINTER DERBY G3
10 runners declared for £100,000 added Winter Derby at Lingfield .The three main contenders are Grendisar ,Festive Fare & Furia Cruzada .
GRENDISAR :Course specialist at Lingfield ,with excellent record over C&D (122321112) Been in good form this winter ,winning the Winter Derby trial three weeks ago .Also finished excellent second in this race last year ,behind the very useful Tryster .Obvious claims with ideal conditions .
FESTIVE FARE : Progressive sort ,winning 3 out 4 on All Weather ,including winning 9.5 class 2 handicap at Wolverhampton in December ,off mark 103 .Finished fair second ,behind Grendisar in Winter Derby Trial last time,though was never really travelling in the race .Wears first time cheek pieces .
FURIA CRUZADA : Smart performer in South America , triple group one winner ,including winning in G1 company on the dirt . Not easy to assess that form ,though looks interesting runner on first start for Champion trainer John Gosden .
VERDICT : GRENDISAR looks very solid here ,after beating Festive Fare in the trial 3 weeks ago .Has excellent record at track ,and can go one better, having finished second in this race last year .Odds around 3-1 look good value .
GRENDISAR 3.20 LINGFIELD WINTER DERBY
£75 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 BET365
(WINNER SP 11-4 PROFIT £281.00 )