Lingfield Park

  • 19:30 Gail Melmoe Sexy At Sixty Birthday Handicap 1m 5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 47.33s
  • Off time: 19:32:01
19:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Miss Tiger Lily 7/2
2nd= Grayswood 5/1
2nd= Pixie Cut (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 421721 GOLD, BLACK collar, sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD spots Miss Tiger Lily 10
3 9-8 H J L Dunlop L Morris 71 7/24.50
2 (7) 510-385 Light Blue and White (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Yorkshireman (IRE) 18
3 9-7 D H Brown G Lee 70 16/117.00
3 (9) 214278 Light blue, maroon braces, maroon and white striped sleeves El Massivo (IRE) 50
Course Winner
3 9-4 W Jarvis R Havlin 67 9/43.25
4 (5) 753-387 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Grayswood 28
3 9-2 W R Muir G Baker 65 5/16.00
5 (1) 8-54829 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Star Of Namibia (IRE) 18
3 9-0 b J S Moore David Probert 63 8/19.00
6 (4) 723557 White, Dark Green armlets Bold Assertion 12
3 9-0 v1 J R Best T E Durcan 63 33/134.00
7 (8) 005 Yellow and Red halved horizontally, Black and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Hero's Story 42
3 8-12 Mrs A J Perrett S M Levey 61 3/14.00
8 (2) 163 Light green, light blue seams, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown star Pixie Cut (IRE) 19
3 8-11 J S Moore Andrea Atzeni 60 16/117.00
9 (6) 00-9 Bottle green, gold cross belts and armlets, green cap, black hoop Katie Gale 80
3 8-2 T J Pitt K T O'Neill 47 40/141.00

Verdict

Hero's Story is well worth a market check at the foot of the weights as he dips his toe into handicap company for the first time whilst Yorkshireman is hard to assess, having taken a second successive 3f hike in trip. The market should reflect stable expectations of his ability at this longer distance. El Massivo has hardly beaten a rival in his past two starts but would be a player here if returning to the level of previous efforts. However, he is hard to support on the back of those recent disappointments and MISS TIGER LILY rates a far safer option. The generally reliable Dunlop filly stays further than this but is progressing steadily with her racing and can go in again off topweight, having stayed on strongly to oblige on the Turf course here latest.