Throwback Race Of The Day For Wednesday - 05/05/21

Anthony Van Dyck

Today we are looking into the 2019 winner of the Listed Derby Trial Stakes winner at Lingfield with the race over the years either producing the winner or the favourite for the event.

Anthony Van Dyck for Aidan O'Brien went on to land the the 2019 Derby Trial Stakes and then went on to Epsom to land the Group One Classic.

The Listed event shows off another side to Lingfield, with the track being one of very few courses in England that offer flat racing on both the turf and the all weather, aswell as jumps racing on the turf.

O'Brien always likes bringing horses over for the race, with the event being only a few yards short of the Derby trip and offering a decent but not outstanding test of credentials, which allows the horse to improve a fair bit from it.

In 2019 Anthony Van Dyck came over and landed the event with a fair amount of ease and then as part of a seven strong assault on the race by O'Brien, took the spoils.

Enjoy the trial here.