Arcano fourth as Kachy oozes class in Sprint demolition at Lingfield

Friday, Apr 19 2019

Kachy recorded a blistering victory in the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield.

Making a flying start from the stalls, the 4-9 favourite blazed a trail under Richard Kingscote as he gained compensation for his defeat in the six-furlong prize 12 months ago.

Having established a healthy advantage early on, the Tom Dascombe-trained son of Kyllachy put on the afterburners down the home straight to further extended his lead, before running out a three-and-a-quarter-length winner from George Bowen.

Merhoob was third, with David Marnane’s Alfredo Arcano running a big race in fourth in the hands of Oisin Orr.

Dascombe said: “He has always been a horse that has a fast reaction and is very quick into his stride and that’s why we let him make the running, as that’s his strength.

“He was three lengths clear after a hundred yards. Richard is brillant out of the stalls and the horse really helps. He is half-asleep most of the time, but when the stalls open he is gone.

“There is no point trying to take him back. He never saw another horse and it was comfortable.

“He has to be a better horse this year and he looks it. He has the highest rating he has ever had.

“It doesn’t make up for last year, as we got beat and I would have rather won both, but it is great we have won. It is great for the owner, the yard – everybody.”

He added: “The Temple Stakes (Group Two, Haydock) would be the obvious target.”

As for winning owner David Lowe, it was very much job done.

Lowe said: “It is mission accomplished. It’s been our goal since he came second last year. To own a horse like this is amazing.”

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