Lingfield Park

  • 16:30 Arundel Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.20s
  • Off time: 16:30:37
16:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rainford Glory (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 57-5 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Handiwork 35
3 9-7 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 59 4/61.67
2 (1) 565-3 Dark Blue, Maroon sash, Dark Green sleeves, Maroon cap Train Hard 13
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 55 9/25.50
3 (3) 454345 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Rainford Glory (IRE) 16
3 9-2 D M Simcock J P Spencer 54 4/15.00
4 (2) 0079-52 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Aphrodite Spirit (IRE) 36
3 9-0 Pat Eddery Dane O'Neill 52 8/19.00


A really trappy contest with hitherto modest performers, albeit from some quality yards, in opposition. Aphrodite Spirit was beaten in selling grade last time whilst Rainford Glory has performed on three different all-weather tracks the last three times in search of victory and has come up short each time. The visit to Lingfield makes it a fourth different track in four starts and the Simcock inmate is starting to look exposed. Train Hard did make the frame last time but was well beaten in a Wolverhampton maiden behind Teebee's Oasis, although even that level should be enough for him to have a decent chance here as he's the only contender to have run over today's trip. Nevertheless, the choice falls upon HANDIWORK for the Michael Bell team. He posted three mid-division finishes in juvenile maidens last term over a mile and should certainly be suited by this major step-up in trip. The son of Motivator has always looked more of a three-year-old and is a hopeful choice.