Lingfield Park

  • 19:40 Meet GatQwick Claiming Stakes 1m

  • Winner £1,534 2nd £453 3rd £227
  • Going: Good (All Weather: Standard)
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.74s
  • Off time: 19:40:45
19:40 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sky Diamond (IRE) 9/2
2nd Pearl Opera 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 114010 Emerald Green, Purple chevron, sleeves and cap Exchange 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-7 A B Haynes G Baker 75 6/52.20
2 (4) 47-0565 Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Piccarello 17
3 8-13 b M H Tompkins N Callan 60 14/115.00
3 (1) 524368 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and cap Danceyourselfdizzy (IRE) 24
3 8-9 v1 P S McEntee William Carson 63 14/115.00
4 (3) 4-38029 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Sky Diamond (IRE) 22
3 8-9 b J G Given T P Queally 62 9/25.50
5 (2) 6-5 White, Orange cross belts, Orange cap Smart Performance 109
3 8-9 A P Jarvis Harry Bentley (3) 28/129.00
6 (7) 48-8495 Light Blue, White sash, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Pearl Opera 8
3 8-6 D J Coakley E Creighton 53 4/15.00
7 (5) 445843 Light Blue, Dark Blue hoop, Yellow sleeves and cap Jackie Love (IRE) 28
3 8-2 b Miss O Olivia Maylam K T O'Neill (3) 50 9/110.00

Verdict

It's on to the Polytrack course for the last two races and EXCHANGE can take the first of those. It was no surprise to see him struggle in a decent handicap at Newmarket a fortnight ago as all four wins this year have been in claimers, including a victory on this surface. Andrew Haynes' charge should come out best again here given Danceyourselfdizzy has gone off the boil and it's anybody's guess how the inconsistent Sky Diamond will run. Piccarello has shown nothing to recommend him so far this season and the rest are up against it on today's terms.