Visions of Grandeur

Grandeur (4/5f) delivered a smart performance to land the Winter Derby Trial under Ryan Moore.

Jeremy Noseda's five-year-old certainly doesn't lack for class having won a couple of Grade 2 contests in the USA, and he showed he has no problems with handling Lingfield's Polytrack as he ran out a convincing winner of the 1m2f contest.

There was to be no hanging around in the early stages as Anaconda set off at a furious pace but Moore refused to panic and having slotted his horse just off the pace, he extricated himself off the rail perfectly to assume command with just over a furlong to travel, and he merely had to keep the grey up to his work to score.

Modernstone came thundering from off the pace to finish a never-nearer second with long-time leader Anaconda holding on for third as Robin Hoods Bay endured a luckless passage in fourth.