AW Championships

Sky Sports presenter of At The Races Simon Mapletoft looks at the All Weather Championships for Coral

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Marco Botti

| 29.10.2015

The Italian is planning another assault on the top races with All-Weather stars Grey Mirage, Solar deity and Grendisar. Newmarket trainer Marco Botti is hoping to emulate last season’s achievements with the magnificent Grendisar, whose achievements in winning three Listed races put him among the most illustrious of All-Weather performers.... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Saeed Bin Suroor

| 29.10.2015

Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has the Coral Easter Classic in his sights with two exciting contenders. Following the success of Champion Trainer Charlie Appleby last season, Godolphin counterpart Saeed Bin Suroor is also planning to target the Championship Finals with a dedicated team including exciting Coral Easter Classic prospect... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Mick Appleby

| 29.10.2015

Second in the trainers’ championship to Mark Johnston and Charlie Appleby in the last two seasons, the Newark handler has assembled a typically strong team. Fibresand specialist Mick Appleby is anticipating another productive winter that could see him dividing his time between the All-Weather Championships and the Dubai Carnival in... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Charlie Appleby

| 29.10.2015

The Champion Trainer saddled 76 winners last season – three of them on Finals Day – and has assembled another dedicated team for the better Championship races. Last winter’s Champion Trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping to win the Dubai World Cup with Coral Easter Classic hero Tryster, but is also... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Horses to follow – Sprint

| 29.10.2015

Champion Pretend has had a summer holiday and will be back to begin his title defence in the Listed Golden Rose Stakes at Lingfield in November. No horse has won two Championship Finals, but Godolphin’s reigning sprint king Pretend must have an outstanding chance of repeating his success in last... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Horses to follow – Fillies and Mares

| 28.10.2015

Last season’s runner-up Lamar could be back for more in what promises to be an even more competitive division. No filly displayed the versatility of James Tate’s Lamar last winter. She demonstrated a rare ability to compete with some of the best All-Weather horses in training over seven furlongs, a... View Article

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Horses to follow – 3YO Sprint

| 28.10.2015

Though some of the qualifiers for this Final take place over six furlongs, candidates must have the speed to win over a sharp five at Lingfield on Good Friday. Sir Mark Prescott’s Acclamation filly Marsha has speed to burn as she demonstrated when dominating a Dundalk sprint in early October.... View Article