Ivory sprinters on course for All-Weather Championships on Good Friday

March 13th, 2016 Other

Dean Ivory is looking forward to saddling Lancelot Du Lac and Kadrizzi on the £1.1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25.
 
Lancelot du Lac is on course for the six-furlong £150,000 Unibet All-Weather Sprint on Polytrack following an impressive victory in a five-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier at Chelmsford City on January 2.
 
The form has been boasted since, with the runner-up Gamgoom just losing out in the Listed Unibet Cleves Stakes and the third Lightscameraction capturing the Listed Unibet Hever Stakes.
 
Ivory said: “Lancelot du Lac worked well on Friday and we are very pleased with him.
 
“It has been good to see the Chelmsford form working out so well. He is definitely more of a six-furlong horse but sometimes you have to go where the races are and take a chance, which is what we did.
 
“He was very unlucky when he ran in the Unibet All-Weather Sprint Championships two years ago (finished eighth). He was coming with his run but got caught for room on the rail a couple of times.

“He is a very consistent horse and probably deserves to be there or thereabouts at the top of the betting. All you need around Lingfield is a good draw really.”
 
Kadrizzi secured his place in the five-furlong £150,000 Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint Championships on Polytrack with a narrow victory over Field Of Vision in a five-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier at Chelmsford City on February 7.
 
The son of Hurricane Cat also has course and distance form at Lingfield Park, having captured a class 2 handicap in January.
 
He was last seen out when going down by a neck to Wolowitz in a five-furlong Fast-Track Qualifier on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on March 4.
 
Ivory added: “Kadrizzi is in good form and goes for the Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint Championships.
 
“It was a good, solid run at Wolverhampton last time. A good horse beat him, although we got stuck on the rail, which is where we didn’t want to be. I didn’t overdo Kadrizzi for that either because the big one isn’t that far away.

“I don’t think he likes that Tapeta as it rides a bit slow. Providing we get a good draw, I think we will give the winner a run for his money back at Lingfield. Robert (Winston) said Kadrizzi is far better around there than at Wolverhampton.”