Lingfield Park

  • 14:20 Billeshurst Wood 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Standard (to slow )
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 26.50s
  • Off time: 14:20:14
14:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foster's Road 16/1
2nd Shernando 5/4
3rd Ransom Note 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 40/06-9 Emerald green, yellow diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Jimmy The Brave 12
7 11-5 G P Enright J E Moore 66/167.00
2 5-5U021 Orange, Dark Green hoops and armlets, quartered cap Keep Kicking (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
6 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 7/18.00
3 072/7-64 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Master Cardor Visa (IRE) 72
8 11-5 Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 100/1101.00
4 7 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Ransom Note 85
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 5/23.50
5 46-33 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Shernando 42
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 N J Henderson A P McCoy 5/42.25
6 357-62 Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red cap Staigue Fort 12
5 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 10/111.00
7 33-13P9 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, armlets and cap The Fonz 78
7 11-5 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 7/18.00
8 133416 Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap Foster's Road 61
Distance Winner
4 10-8 M R Channon W Kennedy 16/117.00

Verdict

It's only seven months since RANSOM NOTE was running against Frankel and Excelebration in the Lockinge. He's won seven times on the Flat, including at Group 2 and Group 3 level, and the only question here is whether he'll stay the trip, a run over hurdles at Kempton in November having proved inconclusive as he didn't jump well. If the six-year-old lasts home, he will surely be far too good for these. Keep Kicking won at Kempton on Friday and Staigue Fort was just beaten here earlier this month but they will only be playing for places if the selection runs to his best and The Fonz appears to have lost a little of his enthusiasm lately, though was a decent handicapper on the Flat in his younger days. Shernando may be best of the rest as he was also a good handicapper on the level but he's disappointed over hurdles while winning hurdler Foster's Road wouldn't have lived with some of these on the Flat.