Notarised (pictured below), trained by Mark Johnston in Yorkshire and ridden by Joe Fanning, broke the track record when successful in the £25,000 totetrifecta Conditions Stakes over two miles on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on Thursday, March 3.
The five-year-old son of Authorized won the final Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Marathon, gaining an automatic and free place in the two-mile race on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25 at Lingfield Park.
Notarised was settled in third on the inside as John Reel (David Evans/John Egan, 5/1) took the six-strong field along.
The 6/1 shot moved up turning in, went to the front after entering the straight and ran on well to beat John Reel by two lengths, with Pearl Castle (Karl Burke/Dougie Costello, 14/1) taking third, a further five lengths in arrears.
The winning time of 3m 22.37s beat the previous course record for two miles, 3m 23.27s.
The two market leaders, Pinzolo (Charlie Appleby/Adam Kirby, 11/8 favourite) and Barye (Richard Hughes/Shane Kelly, 3/1), disappointed in fourth and sixth respectively.
Joe Fanning commented: “Notarised has come on for his first run of the year. They went a hell of a gallop and it suited him.
“He travelled well and this is the first time he has won at two miles. It is great for Notarised who won some good races (three handicaps including the valuable Old Newton Cup at Haydock Park) last year.
“Having won over two miles, there should be plenty of opportunities for him this year too. There is no problem with the trip now.
“I am going to Dundalk tomorrow night to ride Watersmeet (stable companion who was second to Notarised in the Old Newton Cup and runs in another Fast-Track Qualifier), who has had a run already and hopefully he can win.”
Notarised wore earplugs to the start.
Tonight’s contest was the last of the four Fast-Track Qualifiers run at Chelmsford City.