Carroll's Waving is winner at Lingfield

First published in Sport

CROPTHORNE-based trainer Tony Carroll’s Waving landed a gamble under Luke Morris in the Lingfield Park Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

Backed into 9-2 despite doing little in a juvenile hurdle and two outings on the Flat since leaving John Oxx in the summer, the gelding produced a powerful finish to collect by two and threequarter lengths from Story Writer.

“We brought him over from Ireland and he just had a wind operation, which probably helped,” Carroll said of the four-year-old.

“He was bought to go hurdling and I think he could be quite a nice dual-purpose horse.

“We have been struggling with the weather. We couldn’t do anything so we took a few over to Wolverhampton to work.”

Two days later, Carroll returned to Lingfield for another victory, this time with Secret Millionaire (6-4 favourite) in the lingfieldpark. Handicap.

Ridden by Jim Crowley, the six-year-old gelding quickened to lead inside the final furlong and won by one-anda- half lengths from Russian Bullet.

Fourteen-year-old Kinkeel finished at the rear in seventh with Matthew Batchelor in the Cheltenham trials day’s Victor Chandler Chase which was won by jumps star Sprinter Sacre.

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