Lingfield Park

  • 16:10 Surrey National 3m 4f

  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 55.40s
  • Off time: 16:10:15
16:10 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9/4
2nd Big Occasion (IRE) 7/1
3rd Monsieur Cadou (FR) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 45-P6U1 Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 19
10 11-12 p D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 128 8/19.00
2 90-51F1 Red and White check, White cap Camden (IRE) 43
Course Winner
7 11-11 O Sherwood L P Aspell 127 5/16.00
3 722211 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9 (ex7)
6 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 9/43.25
4 6-73343 Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 27
6 11-4 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 120 7/18.00
5 P93138 Maroon, White hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap Ringa Bay 5
Course Winner
8 11-4 R H York Mr P York (5) 120 10/111.00
6 2-34621 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Preuty Boy (FR) 15
Course Winner
8 10-12 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 114 7/18.00
7 2434-F1 Dark Blue, Red hoop and collar, Red cap Monsieur Cadou (FR) 95
Distance Winner
8 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 114 6/17.00
8 32432P Light green, light blue epaulets Ten Fires (GER) 19
11 10-9 t1 B G Powell S P Jones 111 25/126.00
9 P2242P Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Orange Nassau (FR) 10
Beaten Favourite
7 10-8 p1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 110 14/115.00


With four last-time winners in opposition, this is no easy task for the hat-trick-seeking Emperor's Choice off a 7lb higher mark. It was also heavy ground when he won at Taunton and Carlisle however. Alderluck came right back to form over an even longer trip at Bangor recently while Camden had 14 lengths to spare over Orange Nassau over 3m here last month and should have no trouble confirming that form. PREUTY BOY was beaten a length by Ringa Bay over 2m4f here on his penultimate start and is 7lb worse off now. But he stepped up markedly on that when put over 3m here next time and can turn the form around with his old rival over this extra half-mile. Monsieur Cadou lacks a recent run but, like Big Occasion and Ten Fires, can't be ignored.