All-Weather Championships Media Release - Lowe quartet all with chances on Finals Day
Lowe quartet all with chances on Finals Day Owner David Lowe’s familiar green colours will be carried in three of the seven races on All-Weather Championships Finals Day tomorrow, Good Friday, April 2.
Lowe tasted Finals Day glory in 2019 with Kachy.
The hugely popular sprinter blitzed the opposition in the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships having set course records earlier in the season at Wolverhampton and Lingfield Park.
Kachy’s half-brother Bakersboy (Tom Dascombe/Rossa Ryan) represents Lowe in the Ladbrokes Three-Year-Old All-Weather Championships (3.45pm, 10 runners) over six furlongs.
Bakersboy, a son of Oasis Dream, is something of an unknown quantity.
After finishing third on his first two starts over seven furlongs, he was a close fifth behind Victory Heights (James Tate/Luke Morris) in a Wolverhampton Fast-Track Qualifier in December despite encountering trouble in running.
Lowe said: “Bakersboy has only had three runs and Wolverhampton was his first start over six furlongs.
“Richard [Kingscote] never touched him at Wolverhampton. He just gave him an education really and the horse was still able to get close to four of his rivals tomorrow without going for everything.
“He had run over seven furlongs twice before that, so dropping back to six against good horses would have been a learning curve.
“Rossa rides him tomorrow and the instructions will be to get him out and into a good position. “I can see him running a good race if he handles the track.”
Fizzy Feet (David Loughnane/Rossa Ryan) steps up to seven furlongs for the first time in the Ladbrokes All-Weather Fillies' And Mares' Championships (2.35pm, six runners).
The five-year-old won a six-furlong handicap at Lingfield Park in January before going down by a neck in the Listed Betway Kachy Stakes over the same course and distance in February on her penultimate start.
Lowe said: “David [Loughnane] is pretty confident that Fizzy Feet will stay seven furlongs.
“He doesn’t feel she has been stopping in her races and, if you are going to get seven furlongs anywhere, it will be Lingfield.
“Indie Angel is the horse to beat, but I am confident of a big run from Fizzy Feet as I think she could get an easy lead.
“If she can steal a march on the field, hopefully they will find it difficult to peg her back.”
Fizzy Feet winning at Lingfield Park in January
David Loughnane is also responsible for in-form filly Amber Island (Laura Pearson) and Baby Steps (Georgia Dobie), who both feature at the bottom of the weights for the concluding Bombardier All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap (5.15pm, 7f, 14 runners).
Lowe said: “I am looking forward to this now both Amber Island and Baby Steps have got in as it was looking unlikely at one stage!
“We have two cracking jockeys booked – Laura Pearson has done very well this season and Georgia Dobie won this race on Goring a couple of years ago.
“They are well drawn and I would be very hopeful that one of them can do the job.”
About the All-Weather Championships
Season eight of the All-Weather Championships runs from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and culminates with All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at Lingfield Park.
The six championship categories are:
Three-Year-Olds sponsored by Ladbrokes - 6f Final
Fillies & Mares sponsored by Ladbrokes - 7f Final
Mile sponsored by Bombardier - 1m Final
Sprint sponsored by Betway - 6f Final
Marathon sponsored by Betway - 2m Final
Middle Distance sponsored Betway - 10f Final
There are two ways for horses to qualify for one of the finals on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park:
* A horse can win a 'Fast Track Qualifier' race which will ensure a FREE and GUARANTEED place in the corresponding final on Good Friday. There are four Fast Track Qualifiers in each of the six Championship Categories hosted at racecourses in Great Britain, Ireland and France. If a filly wins any of the Fast-Track Qualifier races for either the Sprint or the Mile categories, the filly will be qualified for the final of that specific category, or for the Fillies and Mares Final.
* A horse must run a minimum of three times on the All-Weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland and France; or twice on the All-Weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland, France and once on dirt in Dubai during the qualifying period between October 20, 2020 and the six-day entry stage for the finals (Saturday, March 28, 2021) and then be rated high enough to 'make the cut' in a final by order of its BHA Rating.
In addition, prizes will be awarded to each of the All-Weather Champions - the 'All Stars' - based on the number of winners at the end of the All-Weather Championships season:
Champion All-Weather Jockey (winner and runner up)
Champion All-Weather Apprentice Jockey (winner and runner up)
Champion All-Weather Trainer
Champion All-Weather Owner
Winning Most All-Weather Horse
For details of the 24 Fast-Track Qualifiers, please click here: https://www.awchampionships.co.uk/take-part/fast-track-qualifier-dates/
Fast-Track Qualifier winners so far:
1 - 3YO, October 20, Newcastle, 6f, SIGNFICANTLY (Karl Burke/Clifford Lee)
2 - F&M, October 29, Lingfield Park, 1m, INDIE ANGEL (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori)
3 - F&M, November 13, Dundalk (IRE), 1m, UMMALNAR (William Haggas/Chris Hayes)
4 - MD, November 14, Lingfield Park, 1m 2f, DUBAI WARRIOR (John Gosden/Robert Havlin)
5 - SPRINT, November 14, Lingfield Park, 6f, GOOD EFFORT (Ismail Mohammed/Ray Dawson)
6 - MILE, November 18, Kempton Park, 1m, KINROSS (Ralph Beckett/Richard Kingscote)
7 - MD, November 25, Deauville (FR), 1m 1½f, SKY POWER (Gael Barbedette/Stephane Pasquier)
8 - 3YO, December 5, Wolverhampton, 6f, VICTORY HEIGHTS (James Tate/PJ McDonald)
9 - MA, December 12, Newcastle, 2m 56y, ISLAND BRAVE (Heather Main/Cieren Fallon)
10 - F&M, January 4, Wolverhampton, 7f, AMNIARIX (Ed Walker/Richard Kingscote)
11 - SPRINT, January 12, Newcastle, 5f, VENTUROUS (David Barron/Tom Marquand)
12 - MILE, January 12, Newcastle, 1m, BLESS HIM (David Simcock/Jamie Spencer)
13 - MA, January 18, Wolverhampton, 2m ½f, MILDENBERGER (Mark Johnston/Joe Fanning)
14 - 3YO, January 25, Kempton Park, 6f, MIGHTY GURKHA (Archie Watson/Hollie Doyle)
15 - SPRINT, February 6, Lingfield Park, 6f, EXALTED ANGEL (Karl Burke/Clifford Lee)
16 - MD, February 6, Lingfield Park, 1m 2f, BANGKOK (Andrew Balding/Ryan Moore)
17 - MA, February 6, Kempton Park, 2m, RAINBOW DREAMER (Alan King/Hollie Doyle)
18 - F&M, February 18, Chelmsford City, 7f, SHIMMERING DAWN (James Tate/Tom Eaves)
19 - MILE, February 20, Cagnes-sur-Mer (FR), 1m, WALLY (Jean-Claude Rouget/Jean-Bernard Eyquem)
20 - MD, February 27, Lingfield Park, 1m 2f, FOREST OF DEAN (John Gosden/Robert Havlin)
21 - SPRINT, March 2, Chantilly (FR), 6½f, DUHAIL (Andre Fabre/Vincent Cheminaud)
22 - 3YO, March 6, Lingfield Park, 7f, APOLLO ONE (Peter Charalambous/Martin Harley)
23 - MILE, March 13, Wolverhampton, 7f, MUMS TIPPLE (Richard Hannon/Ryan Moore)
24 - MA, March 13, Chelmsford City, 2m, RANCH HAND (Andrew Balding/PJ McDonald)
For more information on the All-Weather Championships, please visit www.awchampionships.co.uk