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  • 14:20 All-Weather Fillies' And Mares' Championships Conditions Stakes7f 1y

  • £150,000 added 4yo+ 14 ran
  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
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  • Winning time: 1m 22.84s
  • Off time: 14:22:13

Kirby steals Fillies prize under a positive ride at Lingfield

Last Updated: 18/04/14 3:07pm

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Adam Kirby: Able to celebrate another big prize at Lingfield

Adam Kirby: Able to celebrate another big prize at Lingfield

Living The Life (8/1) scored under a positive ride in the All-Weather Fillies' And Mares' Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield Park.

Phil McEntree's filly had drawn stall eight but Adam Kirby was not for waiting and having pounced quickly out of the stalls, he headed straight across for the rail.

The all-weather champion slowly down the pace as others began to crowd in behind, and having drawn the sting out of the back-runners, he sent the daughter of Footstepsinthesand on with two furlongs to go and she willingly answered his call.

High Time Too kept on at a respectful distance with Maggie Pink running on in third.

American owner, Henry R Northhaft had come over to Britain to witness his filly's success and added his seal of approval to a historic days racing by adding that "This is what racing is all about."

A delighted McEntree added "She's shipping to California on Monday to be trained by Gary Mandella, but the owner (Hank Notthaft) kindly allowed me to keep her on for this race,"

"She didn't cost very much and as I thought the field might cut up for this race, we were confident she could run well.

"It was a brilliant ride from Adam, and this is by far my biggest winner. We're used to training low-grade handicappers."

Kirby said of the winner: "To be fair she's not a bad filly, she gave me a half-decent feel last week and Phil said when she has the visor on it really wakes her up.

"When I kicked I thought I'd put it to bed but I was just worried something might come to me.

"I'm delighted for Phil, he deserves a good winner so I'm very happy."

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