Grendisar out for more AW glory

Grendisar and Educate feature among a field of seven for the £40,000 Listed Betway Quebec Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Lingfield Saturday.

Grendisar is out for further Lingfield glory on Saturday

Last season's All-Weather Horse of the Year, Grendisar has already gained six wins over the course and distance, including the Group Three Winter Derby and the £200,000 Middle Distance Championship Final during the 2015/16 campaign.

The six-year-old makes his second appearance during this year's All-Weather Championships, having stayed on well to take fourth in the Listed Betway Churchill Stakes, also over 10 furlongs, on November 12.

Educate was runner-up in the Betway Churchill Stakes and the seven-year-old has shown a high level of form on turf and the all-weather, winning this year's John Smith Cup at York and finishing a close fifth on Tapeta in the Group One Al Maktoum Challenge Round Three at Meydan two years earlier.

Battalion aims for a fourth victory over course and distance. The son of Authorized captured the Listed Churchill Stakes in November 2014 and also scored in a conditions race at the course last December.

He joined Jamie Osborne in October and made a perfect start for new connections when powering to a four-length success under William Carson, who takes the ride again, in another 10-furlong conditions race last month.

Lambourn-based Osborne said: "Battalion is in good form. Clearly, on official numbers he has a bit to find with both Grendisar and Educate, but he was pretty good around Lingfield the other day. You would expect him to have some sort of chance.

"We have decided to keep him here through the winter rather than go out to Dubai. The Betway Easter Classic (on Good Friday and worth £200,000) is the target and he will go for the big 10-furlong races along the way."

Dubai Fashion and Brandybend have both placed at Listed level on turf, with recent Lingfield winner Forceful Appeal and Mercy Me completing the line-up.

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