Gamble Landed With Grandeur

Grandeur was able to successfully land a gamble on Saturday in the Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield.

Jeremy Noseda’s runner has not been short of success in the United States and was able to take advantage of his class to prevail by just under a length ahead of Modernstone.

Grandeur opened up at 11/10 in the racing odds and was much bigger earlier in the morning for the 1m2f Listed contest. However, after market support for the five-year old, he went off as the 4/5 favourite with bet365.

The latest success makes the five-year old a key player ahead of the Winter Derby at the same course next month. It also ensures he qualifies for the all-weather championship final day on Good Friday.

Noseda spoke about the Sheema Classic in Dubai being another possibility for his horse next month.

Grandeur has turned into a globe trotter for his connections in the last couple of years. His prior run to Lingfield was in at Sha tin in the Hong Kong Cup where he came home a respectable seventh.

2013 also saw him take his place in the Arlington Million Stakes which is a Grade One in America. His first visit to the continent resulted in him winning the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita. Further success across the Atlantic followed in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

Modernstone ran a big race for trainer William Knight on Saturday when recording second behind Grandeur at 12/1 in the bet365 racing betting. All of his last four runs have come at Lingfield where he has not been outside of the front two in those outings.

The son of Duke of Marmelade is expected to return for the Winter Derby where he will be looking to reverse the form with Grandeur.

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