Moonrise Landing set for Saturday’s Fast-Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton

December 8th, 2015 Fast-Track Qualifier

Improving filly Moonrise Landing is among 10 entries for the £20,000 32Red Conditions Stakes (8.45pm) at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 12.

The extended two-mile Tapeta contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red Marathon over two miles at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25.

Moonrise Landing is unbeaten in two starts on the All-Weather. She captured a 10-furlong maiden on her career debut at Lingfield Park in March, 2014, and last time out relished the step up to two miles when taking a Kempton Park handicap by four and a half lengths on November 18, both on Polytrack.

The four-year-old, who is owned by Peter Savill, ran seven times on turf this year, with her sole victory coming in a 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket on October 30.

Trainer Ralph Beckett said today: “Moonrise Landing is a probable runner at Wolverhampton.

“I have been very happy with her since her win last time and hopefully she will be able to book her place for the Easter meeting.

“She has a bit to find on ratings with a couple of them, but she appreciated the step up in trip at Kempton and deserves to take her chance.”

Godolphin took the spoils last year with Hidden Gold and could be represented by Famous Kid (Saeed bin Suroor) and Anglophile (Charlie Appleby). The pair were separated by six lengths when first and second respectively in a 14-furlong handicap on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on November 6.

The Twisler (Jane Chapple-Hyam) brings smart turf form to the table, having been a surprise winner of the Listed March Stakes at Goodwood in August.

Other eye-catching entries include progressive four-year-old The Steward (Sir Mark Prescott), who captured a valuable 11-furlong handicap at Kempton Park on November 9, and course and distance victor Entihaa (Alan Swinbank).

Wolverhampton’s evening card on Saturday also features the £45,000 Coral Handicap (7.45pm, 15 entries) over an extended nine furlongs. The entries include Group Three Craven Stakes third Moheet (Richard Hannon), plus the Charlie Appleby-trained pair of Festive Fare and Winslow.