Racecards

15:15 Lingfield Park

Betway Winter Derby Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £56,020
  • 2nd: £21,330
  • 3rd: £10,680
  • 4th: £5,330
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 1.64s
  • Off Time: 15:16:14
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star

Bangkok (IRE)

21 DCD
8/13
  • Form 02522-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 115

raced keenly in touch, chased winner over 5f out until ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 13262-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 107

took keen hold, chased winner until over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd again over 1f out, kept on same pace

3(1)
Silk - Purple, light green stars, purple cap, light green star
33/1
  • Form 44613-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 106

held up, effort over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, came wide straight well over 1f out, soon weakened

4(3)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap

Dubai Warrior

63 DCD
13/8
  • Form 1/12711-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 111

made all, shaken up over 2f out, clear when reminder over 1f out and inside final furlong, ridden out

5(2)
Silk - Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap
66/1
  • Form 1413-23
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 93

held up in touch on inside, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out

6(7)
Silk - Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star
100/1
  • Form 63800-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 97

held up, pushed along 3f out, always in rear

7(5)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star

Pactolus (IRE)

21 ht CDCD
100/1
  • Form 3322-54
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 101

held up and behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and struggling well over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A couple stand out in this year’s renewal with BANGKOK leading the way. The latter easily beat last year’s runner-up Court House in a recent Listed race over track and trip and broke the course record in the process. Andrew Balding’s colt had Dalgarno, 2018 winner Master The World and Pactolus further behind on that occasion and has the edge on today’s terms with his main rival Dubai Warrior. Frankie returns to partner the latter with a bold bid looking certain as he also beat stablemate Court House in Listed company here back in December and John Gosden sent out last year’s winner Wissahickon. Entangling has been in good form in handicaps but looks up against it on these terms.

Formwatch

Bangkok (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Always going well, went 2nd over 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Feb beating Court House (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.

Court House (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Always close up, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Bangkok (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Feb.

Dalgarno (FR) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along, came wide straight and headway well over 1f out, took 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 11 1/2l behind Bangkok (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Feb.

Dubai Warrior 8-11fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon in command, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Dec beating Court House (9-8) by 3 3/4l, 5 ran.

Entangling (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sky Defender (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Feb.

Master The World (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, pushed along over 3f out, no response, 5th of 7, 17 3/4l behind Bangkok (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Feb.

Pactolus (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Held up on inside, pushed along over 4f out, switched right and effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 14 1/2l behind Bangkok (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f lst stks (1) pol in Feb.