The AWC consists of over 200 fixtures run at Chelmsford City, Kempton, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Newcastle. Horses will have the chance to qualify automatically for Finals Day if they win a fast-track qualifier, which are spread out through the season. This year, Finals Day will be held at Newcastle on Good Friday for the first time in the Championship’s history.
The MansionBet Mile has already attracted some high-quality horses and the mile race run on Good Friday will become the richest All-Weather Mile race in the UK. To qualify for the MansionBet Mile, horses will have to run a minimum of three times in the All-Weather Championships. They will have to run during the qualifying period and be rated high enough in the leader board at the end of the season to make the race on Finals Day.
Madame Tantzy was a shock 80/1 winner of the first fast-track qualifier for MasionBet Mile, as she went clear entering the final furlong to win by a length and half. She was given a great ride by Georgia Dobie and if she lines up on Good Friday, this will be the six-year-old’s biggest race to date.
Tempus is the second horse to qualify for the MansionBet Mile on Good Friday, as he bolted up at Newcastle on 2nd January to win the fast-track qualifier with ease for Hollie Doyle.
The last two fast-track qualifiers are scheduled for 13th February at Southwell with the final one at Wolverhampton on 12th March.
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