Another English Win For Trade Fair
Trade Fair’s Basle gained his fourth win when thundering home to take the Lingfield Park Handicap (seven furlongs) at historic Lingfield Park in England yesterday. (December 11)
Jockey Richard Kingscote had Basle held-up towards the tail, made a move two furlongs out, led inside the final furlong and held on to score by a neck at 8/1.
Kingscote, who also doubles as a newspaper racing columnist, rides for the Manor House Stables owned by Manchester United striker Michael Owen and Andrew Black, the founder of Betfair.
Lingfield Park , in Surrey, 23 miles south of London, was opened in 1890 by the Prince Of Wales, later King Edward V11, and is regarded as the best of England’s four winter all weather flat racing tracks.
Basle is from the un-raced Gibaltarik, a half-sister to Kahir Almaydan, winner of the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes and Listed Ripon 2Y0 Champion Trophy and third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes.