Lingfield Park

  • 15:05 Ladbrokes Churchill Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £19,870 2nd £7,532 3rd £3,770 4th £1,880
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 3.90s
  • Off time: 15:05:50
15:05 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nideeb 10/3
2nd Summit Surge (IRE) 5/4
3rd Suits Me 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 630215 Emerald Green and Yellow diabolo, Emerald Green sleeves, quartered cap Summit Surge (IRE) 91
Distance Winner
6 9-8 t L M Cumani K Fallon 113 5/42.25
2 (4) 254770 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 T P Tate M Fenton 100 8/19.00
3 (7) 440764 Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Cumulus Nimbus 21
Distance Winner
3 8-12 R Hannon J Fortune 95 12/113.00
4 (8) 5-35631 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Nideeb 10
Distance Winner
3 8-12 C E Brittain C Catlin 107 10/34.33
5 (2) 164-395 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hidden Brief 14
Distance Winner
4 8-11 M A Jarvis J P Spencer 95 10/111.00
6 (6) 448093 Dark Blue and Yellow diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamonds Island Sunset (IRE) 10
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-11 W R Muir S W Kelly 89 40/141.00
7 (1) 738653 White, Light Green stars, Light Green sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Saphira's Fire (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 8-11 W R Muir Jim Crowley 103 7/18.00
8 (5) 332661 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Sweet Child O'mine 17
3 8-7 R C Guest F Norton 79 33/134.00


SUMMIT SURGE is hard to oppose. The tongue-tie, that he sported when winning the York Stakes is back on, and he followed up that run with a fine fourth to Debussy in the Arlington Million. He hasn't had a long arduous season and he can carry his penalty to victory. The weights of this race narrowly favour Saphira's Fire, and William Muir's Cape Cross mare ran well in defeat earlier in the month at Doncaster. Stablemate Island Sunset has nine lengths to find with Nideeb following Clive Brittain's colt's runaway Kempton win, Hidden Brief needs to improve for the Polytrack, whilst Suits Me is a course and distance winner who will ensure a decent tempo but his handicapping form leaves him well short.