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Saturday 24 November 2018

Red Impression Sets Track Record At Lingfield For Roger Charlton (24th November)

Blistering speed. You don't hear those words ''Track Record'' bandied around too often. Rightly so. Perhaps even more uncommon hearing a two-year-old broke the course record on her second start. 

Well, Roger Charlton has a lot to smile about with his super-impressive filly Red Impression, who is making the headlines. This grey daughter of Dark Angel, out of a debut-winning mare, was held in high regard before making her racecourse bow. She was backed like defeat was out of the question (13/8f) and ''scooted clear final furlong'' to win by over three lengths. The form of that race has been franked with the second and fourth winning since. 

This homebred, in the ownership of K. Abdullah, made her return over the same distance at Lingfield, when starting 8/15f. The 10-strong field didn't look the strongest of affairs with two major opponents if the betting was to be believed. Considering Red Impression was taking on colts and shouldering a win penalty this was going to be a fair challenge. 

However, nothing could have been further from the truth. The fill was held up behind Journey Of Life, waiting to pounce, and literally flew past Charlie Appleby's colt without taking a breath. 

She waltzed clear to win by six lengths capturing race comments: 

''Chased leaders, went 2nd and closing on clear leader over 2f out, led 1f out, soon shaken and readily went clear, not extended (op 2/5 tchd 4/7)''

The impressive part is a track record time: 1m 9.76s