Lingfield Park

  • 14:00 Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,217 2nd £938 3rd £469
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.50s
  • Off time: 14:00:16
14:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sire De Grugy (FR) 4/6
2nd Cantlow (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4138-12 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 9
Distance Winner
6 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 4/61.67
2 7113P-F BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aikideau (FR) 8
5 11-0 R Rowe L P Aspell 16/117.00
3 0203-52 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cantlow (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 P R Webber A P McCoy 2/13.00
4 4/63-406 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Somerby (IRE) 13
9 11-0 Mrs R Ford A Thornton 100/1101.00
5 1307-93 Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 10-7 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 12/113.00


Only five runners are due to face the starter in this novice chase but it's still probably the most interesting race on the card. Sire De Gurgy made a winning start over fences at Kempton and ran Captain Conan to two lengths in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham next time. He'll make a bold bid to defy his penalty but CANTLOW ran a blinder on his chasing bow behind Hazy Tom at Warwick and, with McCoy up and in receipt of 7lb, he's just preferred. Like the selection, Aikideau might prefer a longer trip but can't be ignored if jumping better than when falling at Plumpton and the four-year-old Dark And Dangerous was decent over hurdles last term. Somerby looks out of his depth however.