15:40 Lingfield Park

Pontin's Family Holidays Handicap (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £18,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.08s
  • Off Time: 15:41:55
  • 9 Ran
Silk -
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Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
  • Form 235111
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 108

held up in rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, quicken to lead inside final furlong, readily

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap

Maltese Falcon

15 t CDD
  • Form 844911
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 98

keen, led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

Silk - White, Emerald Green epaulets and stars on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 012000
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 97

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, not clear run briefly over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, short of room near finish

Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and stars on sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form 058333
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leader, effort to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on

Silk - Dark Green, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green spots, Yellow cap
  • Form 727002
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out

Silk - Orange, Dark Blue disc, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap

First Order

11 v D
  • Form 038319
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 90

prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace

Silk - Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap
  • Form 218934
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out

Silk - Black, White cross belts, White cap


15 CD
  • Form 244132
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 634451
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 83

held up, ridden halfway never troubled leaders

In depth


Areyoutalkingtome,Maltese Falcon and Perfect Story are three against the field in a wide open finale and the narrow vote is given to Areyoutalkingtome. The selection won well last time out when beating Maraaja and although rising in the weights he looks a progressive type and he is taken to defy the handicaper. Maltese Falcon rates the main danger as he beat Woodnock last time but that form has since been let down and he is taken on with this in mind. Perfect Story is another worthy of respect on her best form but she has yet to win off a mark this high. Of the remainder Talbot Avanue ran as if returning to form last time aand could go well at a price but for the winner we are happy to return to the progressive Areyoutalkingtome.


Areyoutalkingtome 7-4fav (9-4) In touch, driven to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol beating Marajaa (8-2) by a shd, 9 ran.

Maltese Falcon 3-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden and quickened over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol beating Woodnook (8-2) by a nk, 8 ran.

One More Round (USA) 66-1 (9-2) Raced stands side, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 22nd of 23, 21l behind Fonthill Road (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gs in Sept.

Qadar (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Maltese Falcon (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol.

Talbot Avenue 9-2 (9-2) Held up tracking leaders, squeezed through to chase leaders over 3f out, chased winner from over 1f out, no further impression, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Harry Up (8-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

First Order 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt, bumped start, soon outpaced, 9th of 10, 9l behind Stoneacre Lad (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcap (3) fbs.

Woodnook 7-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Maltese Falcon (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol.

Perfect Story (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Quiet Times (9-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.