Dascombe looking forward to £1-million AWC Finals Day with Kachy and Arcanada

March 26th, 2018 Fast-Track Qualifier

Cheshire trainer Tom Dascombe reports leading hopes Kachy and Arcanada to be in great shape ahead of the £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 30.

Kachy is favourite at 5/2 with the sponsor for the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships (3.05pm, 12 entries) over six furlongs, while Arcanada (11/4) is second in the betting behind Second Thought (William Haggas, 13/10) for the £150,000 Sunbets All-Weather Mile Championships (4.10pm, 12 entries).

Kachy and Arcanada are both unbeaten during the current season five of the All-Weather Championships, which started on October 24, 2017.

Five-year-old Kachy, by Kyllachy, has recorded two victories over course and distance at Lingfield Park with ever-present jockey Richard Kingscote on board in 2018, most recently defeating 2017 Betway All-Weather Sprint champion Kimberella (Richard Fahey, 4/1) by a short-head in the Listed Betway Cleves Stakes on February 3.

He also boasted high-class form on turf as a younger horse, including a G3 success as a two-year-old in the 2015 Molecomb Stakes (5f) at Glorious Goodwood, before finishing second in the following year’s G1 Commonwealth Cup (6f) at Royal Ascot.

Arcanada is three from three so far this All-Weather season and last time out narrowly got the better of Mr Owen in a conditions race on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on February 5.

The five-year-old is also unbeaten in two starts on the Polytrack at Lingfield Park, taking a handicap in good style on November 18 and a conditions race well from Gabrial on January 6.

Dascombe said today: “Kachy has had a nice preparation since his win in the Cleves Stakes. He is in good shape, moving well and everything is fine.

“He just appears to enjoy going left-handed. His best runs have been against the left rail at Goodwood, Chester, where he won as a three-year-old, and more recently Lingfield.

“He looks to have an obvious chance on Friday. We are hoping for a reasonable draw and then we will see where we go from there.

“Arcanada looks fantastic at the moment. He has improved with literally every run of his life and I don’t see why he can’t find another pound or two later this week.

“He is probably going to need to find another pound or two to beat Second Thought and the like, but he is going into the race in really good shape.”

The richest race on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, is the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over 10 furlongs, in which Master The World (David Elsworth, 100/30 favorite) will try to follow up his victory in the G3 Betway Winter Derby over the same course and distance on February 24.

 

1.30pm £50,000 Sunbets All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap, 7f

For four-year-olds and upwards rated 81-100. Lowest weight 8st 5lb, highest weight 9st 10lb. Penalties: after March 17, for each race won 6lb. To be ridden by Apprentices. Allowances: Riders who, prior to March 27, 2018, have not ridden more than 50 winners in races under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority 3lb, riders who have not ridden more than 25 such winners 5lb, riders who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 7lb. Maximum field of 14.

 

Horse Age Wgt Owner Trainer
MASHAM STAR (IRE) 4 9-12 3 Batterhams and a Reay Mark Johnston
WAHASH (IRE) 4 9-10 (6lb ex) Al Shaqab Racing Richard Hannon
EARLY MORNING (IRE) 7 9-09 Early Risers Harry Dunlop
RECKLESS ENDEAVOUR (IRE) 5 9-09 Melbourne 10 Racing Jamie Osborne
SQUATS (IRE) 6 9-08 Scotney/Symonds/Fisher Partnership William Haggas
ELJADDAAF (IRE) 7 9-06 Wentdale Ltd & Mrs L A Ivory Dean Ivory
SUZI’S CONNOISSEUR 7 9-04 The Connoisseurs Stuart Williams
EL HOMBRE 4 9-03 Weldspec Glasgow Limited Keith Dalgleish
WAR GLORY (IRE) 5 9-03 Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi Richard Hannon
MASTER SPEAKER (IRE) 8 9-03 Shamrock Thoroughbreds Adrian McGuinness IRE
TAKE THE HELM 5 9-02 MrJSThreadwell/FamilyAmusementsLtd Brian Meehan
SWIFT APPROVAL (IRE) 6 9-02 JLM Racing Stuart Williams
GALLIPOLI (IRE) 5 9-01 Peter Timmins Richard Fahey
MYTHICAL MADNESS 7 9-01 J C G Chua David O’Meara
SILENT ECHO 4 9-01 P C F Racing Ltd Peter Hedger
WAR DEPARTMENT (IRE) 5 9-01 Weldspec Glasgow Limited Keith Dalgleish
SPARE PARTS (IRE) 4 9-01 Steve Jakes Phil McEntee
VOLATILE 4 9-00 Melbourne 10 Racing Jamie Osborne
ALFRED HUTCHINSON 10 9-00 R C Bond David O’Meara
RAVEN’S LADY 4 9-00 Heart of the South Racing 105 & Partner Marco Botti
PEDESTAL (IRE) 4 9-00 Mrs Anne Cowley Seamus Durack
MAKE MUSIC 5 8-13 Mrs I A Balding Andrew Balding
MICKEY (IRE) 5 8-13 Mrs Janet Lowe & Tom Dascombe Tom Dascombe
HUMAN NATURE (IRE) 5 8-13 Enticknap, Reynolds & Watkins Stuart Williams
QAFFAAL (USA) 7 8-13 Michael Burrows, Calam & Holdsworth Michael Easterby
RENE MATHIS (GER) 8 8-12 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey
THE WARRIOR (IRE) 6 8-12 The Warrior Partnership Amanda Perrett
LONDON (FR) 5 8-12 Trevor Johnson Phil McEntee
MR MINERALS 4 8-12 R P Gallagher Richard Hughes
REPTON (IRE) 4 8-11 H Robin Heffer Richard Hannon
SEA FOX (IRE) 4 8-11 Eric Griffiths & P D Evans David Evans
POET’S SOCIETY 4 8-11 Kingsley Park 9 Mark Johnston
BERKSHIRE BOY (IRE) 4 8-11 Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd Andrew Balding
AFANDEM (IRE) 4 8-11 Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer Mark Johnston
SHYRON 7 8-10 F Butler George Margarson
PATTIE 4 8-09 M Channon Mick Channon
ARNARSON 4 8-07 C Gan Ed Dunlop

 

37 entries

1 Irish-trained

 

2.00pm £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships, 1m 7f 169y

For four-year-olds and upwards,who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2018,have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surfacein Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three timesduring the Championship period, including twice on a designatedAll-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND haverun at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-WeatherMarathon Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: four-year-old colts and geldings 9st 2lb, fillies 8st 11lb; five-year-old and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb, fillies 9st. Maximum field of 14 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
AUTHOR’S DREAM 5 Mr & Mrs Conroy William Knight
CURBYOURENTHUSIASM (IRE) 7 M Caine & J Barnett David Simcock
ELISHPOUR (IRE) 8 Barry Connell Alan Fleming
FUNNY KID (USA) 5 Wertheimer et Frere Christophe Ferland FR
HAINES 7 Bow River Racing Andrew Balding
LORD GEORGE (IRE) 5 Fred Archer Racing – Bend Or James Fanshawe
RED VERDON (USA) 5 The Hon R J Arculli Ed Dunlop
ROYAL RESERVE 5 Royal Guinness Reserve Partnership David O’Meara
SOLDIER IN ACTION (FR) 5 A D Spence Mark Johnston
WATERSMEET 7 J Barson Mark Johnston
ROCK ON DANDY (FR) 4 Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Fergal Birrane IRE
MOUNTAIN BELL 5 Qatar Racing Limited Ralph Beckett

 

12 entries

1 French-trained

1 Irish-trained

 

Latest Betway odds:

3/1 Watersmeet; 100/30 Red Verdon; 7/2 Funny Kid; 4/1 Mountain Bell10/1 Lord George, Soldier In Action; 16/1 Elishpour; 20/1 Curbyourenthusiasm; 25/1 Author’s Dream; 33/1 Haines, Royal Reserve; 100/1 Rock On Dandy

 

2.30pm £150,000 32Red All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships, 7f

For four-year-olds and upwards,who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2018,have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surfacein Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three timesduring the Championship period, including twice on a designatedAll-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND haverun at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-WeatherFillies And Mares Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: four-year-old colts and geldings 9st 2lb, fillies 8st 11lb; five-year-old and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb, fillies 9st. Maximum field of 14 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
BINT DANDY (IRE) 7 M M Foulger Chris Dwyer
CAROLINAE 6 The Dalmunzie Devils Partnership Charlie Fellowes
DIAGNOSTIC 4 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas
I AM CHARLIE (FR) 5 Helene Pacini Jean-Pierre Gauvin FR
LUCYMAI 5 Roger S Beadle Dean Ivory
MAKE MUSIC 5 Mrs I A Balding Andrew Balding
MIA TESORO (IRE) 5 Deron Pearson Charlie Fellowes
NIVVO (IRE) 5 Gerard M O’Leary Tracey Collins IRE
PATTIE 4 M Channon Mick Channon
ROSE BERRY 4 Strawberry Fields Stud Chris Dwyer
SOUL SILVER (IRE) 4 Qatar Racing Limited David Simcock
SUMMER ICON 5 Allen, Porter, Voute Partnership 1 Mick Channon
TITAN GODDESS 6 Phoebe’s Friends Mike Murphy
YEAH BABY YEAH (IRE) 5 Winterbeck Manor Stud Gay Kelleway
ZEST (IRE) 5 Elite Racing Club James Fanshawe

 

15 entries

1 French-trained

1 Irish-trained

 

Latest 32Red odds:

5/1 Diagnostic, Soul Silver, Summer Icon, Zest; 8/1 Lucymai, Mia Tesoro; 10/1 I Am Charlie; 20/1 Make Music, Pattie; 33/1 Titan Goddess; 40/1 Rose Berry, Yeah Baby Yeah; 50/1 Nivvo

 

3.05pm £150,000 Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships, 6f

For four-year-olds and upwards,who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2018,have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surfacein Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three timesduring the Championship period, including twice on a designatedAll-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND haverun at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-Weather Sprint Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: four-year-old colts and geldings 9st 2lb, fillies 8st 11lb; five-year-old and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb, fillies 9st. Maximum field of 12 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
ATLETICO (IRE) 6 A D Spence Roger Varian
CASPIAN PRINCE (IRE) 9 Stephen Louch Julia Brooke
CITY LIGHT (FR) 4 Ecurie Jl Bouchard/Madame I Corbani Stephane Wattel FR
DOUBLE UP 7 A D Spence & M B Spence Roger Varian
GIFTED MASTER (IRE) 5 Dr Ali Ridha Hugo Palmer
GRACIOUS JOHN (IRE) 5 Terry Reffell David Evans
GULLIVER 4 Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Hugo Palmer
INTISAAB 7 Stuart Graham David O’Meara
KACHY 5 David Lowe Tom Dascombe
KIMBERELLA 8 C Titcomb Richard Fahey
SPARE PARTS (IRE) 4 Steve Jakes Phil McEntee
TOMILY (IRE) 4 Des Anderson Richard Hannon

 

12 entries

1 French-trained

 

Latest Betway odds:

5/2 Kachy; 4/1 Gifted Master, Kimberella; 8/1 Gracious John; 9/1 Intisaab; 12/1 Atletico, City Light; 14/1 Double Up; 16/1 Caspian Prince, Gulliver, Tomily; 100/1 Spare Parts

 

3.40pm £150,000 32Red Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championships, 6f

For three-year-olds who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2017, have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surfacein Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three timesduring the Championship period, including twice on a designatedAll-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND haverun at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-WeatherThree-Year-Old Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: 9st 5lb, fillies and mares 9st. Maximum field of 10 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
ALBISHR (IRE) 3 Robert Moss & Damien Brennan Simon Dow
BREATHLESS TIMES 3 Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Roger Charlton
CORINTHIA KNIGHT (IRE) 3 Ontoawinner & Partner Archie Watson
COUNT OTTO (IRE) 3 Count Otto Partnership Amanda Perrett
DESERT DOCTOR (IRE) 3 Fitri Hay Ed Walker
GLOBAL ACADEMY (IRE) 3 Dr Johnny Hon Gay Kelleway
HELVETIAN 3 Box 41 Mick Channon
LAKE VOLTA (IRE) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
NEVER BACK DOWN (IRE) 3 M M Stables Hugo Palmer
PRESTBURY PARK (USA) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
VALE OF KENT (IRE) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
MOTHER OF DRAGONS (IRE) 3 Steve Jakes Phil McEntee
ROCK ON BAILEYS 3 G R Bailey Ltd (Baileys Horse Feeds) Chris Dwyer

 

13 entries

 

4.10pm £150,000 Sunbets All-Weather Mile Championships, 1m

For four-year-olds and upwards, who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2017, have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three times during the Championship period, including twice on a designated All-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND have run at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-Weather Mile Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: four-year-old colts and geldings 9st 2lb, fillies 8st 11lb; five-year-old and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb, fillies 9st. Maximum field of 12 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
ARCANADA (IRE) 5 The Arcanada Partnership Tom Dascombe
CAPTAIN JOY (IRE) 9 Herb M Stanley Tracey Collins IRE
CHEVALLIER 6 The Chevallier Partnership II Archie Watson
GABRIAL (IRE) 9 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey
GORING (GER) 6 G C Stevens Eve Johnson Houghton
KING MALPIC (FR) 5 Ecurie Lafeu Thierry Lemer FR
LUCKY TEAM (FR) 6 Sophie Boulin Joel Boisnard FR
MR SCARAMANGA 4 Robert Moss and Damien Brennan Simon Dow
PACTOLUS (IRE) 7 T W Morley & Mrs J Morley Stuart Williams
SACRED ACT 7 Kulbir Sohi, B Roberts & R Cope Michael Bell
SECOND THOUGHT (IRE) 4 Liam Sheridan William Haggas
SPARE PARTS (IRE) 4 Steve Jakes Phil McEntee

 

12 entries

2 French-trained

1 Irish-trained

 

Latest odds from Sun Bets:

13/10 Second Thought; 11/4 Arcanada; 13/2 Goring; 12/1 King Malpic; 14/1 Captain Joy, Sacred Act; 16/1 Pactolus; 20/1 Mr Scaramanga; 22/1 Lucky Team; 25/1 Chevallier, Gabrial; 40/1 Spare Parts

 

4.40pm £200,000 Betway Easter Classic, 1m 2f

For four-year-olds and upwards, who, after October 23, 2017, and before March 24, 2017, have EITHER run three times on a designated All Weather Surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France, OR have run three times during the Championship period, including twice on a designated All-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France AND have run at least once at Meydan (Dirt), OR have won an All-Weather Mile Fast-Track Qualifier. Weights: four-year-old colts and geldings 9st 2lb, fillies 8st 11lb; five-year-old and up colts and geldings 9st 5lb, fillies 9st. Maximum field of 14 (plus 2 reserves).

 

Horse Age Owner Trainer
ABE LINCOLN (USA) 5 Susan Roy Jeremy Noseda
BATTALION (IRE) 8 Melbourne 10 Racing Jamie Osborne
BATTLE OF MARATHON (USA) 6 G Smith-Bernal John Ryan
MASTER THE WORLD (IRE) 7 K Quinn/ C Benham David Elsworth
MR OWEN (USA) 6 Qatar Racing Limited David Simcock
PACTOLUS (IRE) 7 T W Morley & Mrs J Morley Stuart Williams
PETITE JACK 5 W Burn Archie Watson
STAR ARCHER 4 Khaild Abdullah Hugo Palmer
THIRD TIME LUCKY (IRE) 6 The Musley Bank Partnership & Partner Richard Fahey
UTMOST (USA) 4 George Strawbridge & John R Hass John Gosden
VICTORY BOND 5 Bloomsbury Stud William Haggas
MIA TESORO (IRE) 5 Deron Pearson Charlie Fellowes

 

12 entries

 

Latest Betway odds:

100/30 Master The World; 7/2 Mr Owen, Victory Bond; 11/2 Utmost; 9/1 Star Archer; 11/1 Abe Lincoln; 12/1 Petite Jack; 20/1 Battle Of Marathon, Pactolus; 25/1 Mia Tesoro, Third Time Lucky; 33/1 Battalion