Lingfield Park

  • 15:55 Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.07s
  • Off time: 15:55:18
15:55 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st December Draw (IRE) 2/1
2nd Officer In Command (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 8243/67 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Hazzard County (USA) 21
Course Winner
6 9-5 D M Simcock Martin Lane (3) 85 5/23.50
2 (6) 765037- Orange, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve cap, orange stars Ramona Chase 124
5 9-1 t1 M J Attwater A Kirby 81 16/117.00
3 (1) 35396-2 Dark Blue, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap December Draw (IRE) 31
Course Winner
4 9-1 W J Knight S W Kelly 82 2/13.00
4 (5) 55562-7 Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots Basra (IRE) 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 Miss Jo Crowley I Mongan 79 11/112.00
5 (2) 8064-51 Dark Blue, Beige epaulets Officer In Command (USA) 10
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-11 p1 J S Moore L P Keniry 78 4/15.00
6 (3) 6/500-21 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves Cupid's Glory 17
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-10 G L Moore R Hughes 76 6/17.00

Verdict

DECEMBER DRAW caught the eye over course and distance last time and is taken to go one better, while Ramona Chase is interesting in opposition and Officer In Command can go well. The selection goes well at this track, having scored here in a maiden over a mile, and then gone close when staying on late to claim second last month. He has gone up 2lbs for that, so his task is made no easier here, but he can hopefully prove good enough if put in the race a little earlier. Ramona Chase has put together a very competitive CV, though winning only one of 29 starts would hardly have us beating a path to the bookies' door. Even so, this is a bit of a drop in class compared to some of the turf races he has contested and he could show up very well. Officer In Command was a course and distance winner last time and races from just 3lbs higher now, so he can't be ruled out, but December Draw is preferred.