Jeremy Noseda Horseracing

Keystroke faces wide draw in Lingfield showdown

Posted by Tony Rushmer on 13 April 2017

KEYSTROKE faces the challenge of being drawn in stall 12 as well as a smart field when he contests 'The Mile' at tomorrow's All-Weather Championships Finals Day.

The five-year-old will jump from the widest stall at Lingfield but connections are hoping top jockey Adam Kirby will show his customary prowess in the saddle and seamlessly manage the situation.

Keystroke heads into the race in fine fettle, having just been edged in Listed company at Wolverhampton last month.

Trainer Jeremy Noseda said: "I'm thrilled with the horse - he is in as good a shape as I can have him.

"But clearly, he has to have improved again to have a chance of winning. And the draw has most possibly made it a little bit harder for us.

"But I have faith in Adam. He rides the track fabulously and will hopefully negate the draw."