Lingfield Park

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  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:02:42
16:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Intimidate 6/1
2nd Beach Club 16/1
3rd Melvin The Grate (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 14604-0 Light blue, white seams, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Jollification (IRE) 27
3 9-7 v1 George Baker P Cosgrave 83 33/134.00
2 (5) 122-525 Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Fortinbrass (IRE) 19
3 9-6 R M Beckett R Kingscote 82 8/19.00
3 (4) 21-1 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Melvin The Grate (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-6 A M Balding J Fortune 82 7/42.75
4 (2) 10- Lime Green Beach Club 209
3 9-6 D H Brown S M Levey 82 16/117.00
5 (6) 22313-7 Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Intimidate 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 p1 J Noseda W Buick 81 6/17.00
6 (1) 913- Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Surge Ahead (IRE) 178
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 Ed Walker L Morris 79 12/113.00
7 (10) 631080- Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button Saint Jerome (IRE) 188
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 J A Osborne Kirsty Milczarek 79 25/126.00
8 (7) 512-268 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Lucky Di 25
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-1 P Hedger J P Fahy 77 20/121.00
9 (8) 114334 Royal Blue, White disc, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Club House (IRE) 20
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 h R Mills Robert Tart (5) 73 25/126.00
10 (3) 060- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap A Ladies Man (IRE) 178
3 8-9 R Hannon R Hughes 71 5/23.50

Verdict

MELVIN THE GRATE continued his upward curve when scoring at Kempton on his return from a lay-off. He only just held out for victory but will have come on for the run and is worth sticking with. Intimidate was a big disappointment when sent off favourite in better company at Doncaster last month but can do better, while Surge Ahead was another losing favourite when only third at Goodwood on his handicap debut in October. Lucky Di has come up against the progressive Listed winner Teophilip the last twice and can finish closer in this company and A Ladies Man is worth a second glance on his reappearance.